Alaska West Express driver is Alaska’s champion

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Left to right: Jamie Benson, SMC/TDC Committee Chairman, of FedEx; Brian Ambrose, Jim Janson Lynden, and ATA Board President Joey Crum at the Alaska Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of Alaska Trucking Association)Left to right: Jamie Benson, SMC/TDC Committee Chairman, of FedEx; Brian Ambrose, Jim Janson Lynden, and ATA Board President Joey Crum at the Alaska Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of Alaska Trucking Association)

Alaska’s top truckers came together June 2-3 to compete in the state’s Truck Driving Championships in Anchorage. Brian Ambrose, a driver for heavy haul and bulk trucking company Alaska West Express, won the grand champion title. Ambrose also won in the Sleeper class.

The winners, by category, were:

Grand Champion: Brian Ambrose, Alaska West Express

3-Axle: Denny Hawkins, American Fast Freight 

4-Axle: Brad Hinkes, Carlile Transportation

5-Axle: Edward Tuia, Alaska West Express

Sleeper: Brian Ambrose, Alaska West Express

Flatbed: Ryan Surian, American Fast Freight

Tanker: Jack Sorensen, Lynden Transport

Step Van: Ron Bernier, FedEx

Straight Truck: Rebecca Nelson, FedEx