Nearly 100 Alabama truck drivers convened in Pelham this past weekend to compete against one another in the annual Alabama Truck Driving Championship.
Mark Knight, a driver for AAA Cooper Transportation, was named the overall champion. He also won first place in the 5-Axle class.
The championship was held June 1 and was put on by the Alabama Trucking Association.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Mark Knight, AAA Cooper Transportation
Rookie of the Year: David Deason
Pre-Trip Inspection: David Hawk, FedEx Freight
3-Axle: Alphonso Lewis, YRC Freight
4-Axle: Cecil Salter, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Mark Knight, AAA Cooper Transportation
Step Van: Robert Moore, FedEx Freight
Tank Truck: Kenneth Lockhart, FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth: Russell Cottingham, FedEx Freight
Twin Trailers: Dan Thompson, FedEx Freight
Flatbed: Thomas “Ross” Garner, FedEx Freight
Straight Truck: David Hawk, FedEx Freight
Ladies SUV Challenge: Angela Gardner, TCW