The Missouri Trucking Association brought together 180 drivers from across the state to compete in the annual Missouri Truck Driving Championships at the convention center in Branson, June 2-3.
Hogan Transports driver Bruce Brewen, of Valles Mines, was recognized as Missouri’s best of the best with the grand champion title. He had the highest point differential above the average within his class, 5-Axle; he won that category.
Brewen and eight other class winners will represent Missouri at the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championships, Aug. 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.
The winners, by category, were:
Grand Champion: Bruce Brewen, Hogan Transports
Rookie of the Year: Joseph Pohlman, Old Dominion Freight Line
Pre-Trip Inspection: Steven Campbell, FedEx Ground
Highest Written Examination Score: Michael Meyer, FedEx Express
Professional Excellence Award: XPO Logistics
Team Championship: FedEx Freight
Straight Truck: Paul Tyler, XPO Logistics
3-Axle: Scott Hopper, Walmart Transportation
4-Axle: Brent Sims, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Bruce Brewen, Hogan Transports
Flatbed: Wayne Holder, Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck: Andrew Hunt, FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth: Glen Horack, Prime
Twin Trailers: Jerry Bedgood, FedEx Freight
Step Van: Steven Campbell, FedEx Ground