XPO Logistics driver Larry Gorby, of Charleston, West Virginia, won the state’s grand champion title for having the highest overall score at the West Virginia Truck Driving Championships. The championships brought 37 drivers together to compete June 17 in Buckhannon.
Gorby has competed in 15 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships and has won his class of competition three times. He’s driven more than 2.4 million miles in his 27 years as a trucker.
The winners, by category, were:
Grand Champion: Larry Gorby, XPO Logistics
Professional Driver of the Year: Kevin Tucker, XPO Logistics
State Police Safety Award: Paul Norman, Pitt Ohio
Public Service Commission Driver of the Year: Tony Sutherland, XPO Logistics
Straight Truck: Larry Gorby, XPO Logistics
3-Axle: Matt Meadows, ABF Freight System
4-Axle: Randy Thomas, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Jason Smith, Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck: Kenneth Grimmet, XPO Logistics
Flatbed: Jim Beall, Winjean Trucking Co.
Twin Trailers: FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth: William Adkins, FedEx Freight
Step Van: Robert Vance, FedEx Ground
Pre-Trip Inspection Award: Kenneth Tresselt, FedEx Express
Rookie of the Year: Jeremy Thomas, FedEx Freight
Team Champion Award: XPO Logistics