Walmart driver wins grand champion title in Oklahoma

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LaVern Reimer, left, a Walmart driver, was named grand champion after also winning first place in the 5-Axle class. (Image Courtesy of Oklahoma Trucking Association)LaVern Reimer, left, a Walmart driver, was named grand champion after also winning first place in the 5-Axle class. (Image Courtesy of Oklahoma Trucking Association)

Walmart’s LaVern Reimer was named the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship grand champion after also winning first place in the 5-Axle class.

Nathan Rakes, a Miller Truck Lines driver, was named Rookie of the Year. FedEx Express took home the Team Champions trophy.

The championship was held June 1-2 in Oklahoma City. It was organized by the Oklahoma Trucking Association.

The winners were:

Grand Champion: LaVern Reimer, Walmart

Rookie of the Year: Nathan Rakes, Miller Truck Lines

Pre-Trip Inspection Award: Steven Barton, FedEx Freight

Team Champions: FedEx Express

Straight Truck: James Fabian, ABF Freight System

Tank Truck: John Hunter, Domino Transports

3-Axle: Larry Kendall, FedEx Express

4-Axle: Nicholas Arnold, FedEx Freight

5-Axle: LaVern Reimer, Walmart

Sleeper Berth: Floyd Olson, Walmart

Flatbed: Robert Ragsdale, YRC Freight

Twins: Kenneth Pyle, FedEx Freight

Step Van: Orlando Williams, FedEx Express