XPO driver named grand champion at Arizona competition

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The winners of the 2018 Arizona Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of Arizona Trucking Association)The winners of the 2018 Arizona Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of Arizona Trucking Association)

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