ABF Freight driver Timothy Melody, of Payette, was named the Grand Champion at the 2018 Idaho Truck Driving Championship, making it the second year in a row that he’s been Grand Champion. Melody also won first place in the tanker class.
The Idaho trucking competition is put on yearly by the Idaho Trucking Association. It was held May 5 at the Idaho State Police Training Facility. Sixty-four truckers from 16 different companies competed.
Stephanie Henderson, a driver for Standlee Hay Trucking Company, Inc., from Rupert, won the Rookie of the Year award.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Timothy Melody, ABF Freight
Best Pre-Trip: Kevin Winn, Old Dominion Freight Line
Team Champion: ABF Freight
Rookie of the Year: Stephanie Henderson, Standlee Hay Trucking
3-Axle: Randall Schwasinger, FedEx Freight
4-Axle: Jeffrey Halford, XPO Logistics
5-Axle: Stephanie Henderson, Standlee Hay Trucking
Flatbed: Casey Walker, Boise Boys, Inc.
Sleeper Berth: David Shattuck, Giltner, Inc.
Straight Truck: Paul Unser, YRC Freight
Tanker: Timothy Melody, ABF Freight
Twin Trailers: Beau Bonds, Old Dominion Freight Line
Step Van: Alan Stacy, FedEx Ground