Colorado association names FedEx driver grand champion

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FedEx Freight driver Todd Flippin, left, was named grand champion at the Colorado TDC. Port Officer Alex Washington, right, helped present him the trophy. (Image Courtesy of Colorado Motor Carriers Association)FedEx Freight driver Todd Flippin, left, was named grand champion at the Colorado TDC. Port Officer Alex Washington, right, helped present him the trophy. (Image Courtesy of Colorado Motor Carriers Association)

FedEx Freight driver Todd Flippin earned the grand champion title at the Colorado Truck Driving Association for having the highest overall score. He also won first place in the Twin Trailers class.

Another FedEx Freight driver, Taylor Higgins, was named Rookie of the Year.

The annual competition was held June 2 in Henderson. It was organized by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association.

The winners were:

Grand Champion: Todd Flippin, FedEx Freight

Rookie of the Year: Taylor Higgins, FedEx Freight

Leo Wozniak Professionalism Award: Danny Duke Jr., Shamrock Foods

Team Trophy: McLane Food Service

Step Van: Eric Damon, FedEx Express

Straight Truck: Juan Galindo, Old Dominion Freight Line

3-Axle: David Mogler, FedEx Freight

4-Axle: Dutch Burch, FedEx Freight

5-Axle: Jason West, McLane Food Service

Tank Truck: Chris Perna, FedEx Freight

Flatbed: Ralph Tibbetts, FedEx Freight

Sleeper Berth: Brook Figgins, FedEx Freight

Twin Trailers: Todd Flippin, FedEx Freight