YRC Freight’s Bruce Quaal is Minnesota’s champion trucker

Bruce Quaal (Image Courtesy of Minnesota Trucking Association)Bruce Quaal (Image Courtesy of Minnesota Trucking Association)

The results from the Minnesota Truck Driving Champions, June 10-11, are in, and YRC Freight driver Bruce Quaal is the state’s grand champion. YRC Freight was also well-represented in other categories, including pre-trip winner, 4-axle, 5-axle and flatbed.

The winners, by category, were:

Grand Champion: Bruce Quaal, YRC Freight

Rookie of the Year: Joseph Collins, FedEx Ground 

Written Test Winner: Paul Butkowski, FedEx Freight

Pre-Trip Winner: Tim McNamee, YRC Freight

Small Team Champion: XPO Logistics

Large Team Champion: FedEx Freight

Charlie Smith Volunteer Award: Dave Knobloch

Howie Johnson Memorial Award: Tim McNamee, FedEx Freight

3-Axle: Matt Simon, FedEx Freight

4-Axle: Bruce Quaal, YRC Freight

5-Axle: Tim McNamee, YRC Freight

Flatbed: Jerry Kraetsch, YRC Freight

Sleeper: Mike Whiteford, J&B

Step Van: Christian Rapsch, FedEx Express

Straight: Thomas Carlson, USF Holland

Tank: Galen Sonnek, Ind Diversified

Twins: Dave Elckhoff, XPO Logistics