Over 146 truck drivers came together April 14 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe for the Arizona Truck Driving Championship. XPO Logistics driver Ina Daly was named the grand champion, in part for receiving the best skills/driving course score. She also placed first in the tanker category.
Daniel Lipich of Old Dominion Freight Line was awarded Rookie of the Year.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Ina Daly, XPO Logistics
David Messmer Rookie of the Year Award: Daniel Lipich, Old Dominion Freight Line
Best Pre-Trip Inspection: David Coffel, FedEx Express
Straight Truck: Charles Woodland, FedEx Freight
3-Axle: Chris Finn, XPO Logistics
4-Axle: Andres Orozco, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Jose Orozco, XPO Logistics
Flatbed: Sam Smith, Old Dominion Freight Line
Tanker: Ina Daly, XPO Logistics
5-Axle Sleeper: Wesley Bauer, Walmart Transportation
Twins: Mohammed Khan, FedEx Freight
Step Van: Michael Ortiz, FedEx Ground