FedEx driver wins grand champ, other titles at Florida TDC

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Left to Right: FTA Board Chair Rob Sandlin (Florida Rock & Tank Lines), Grand Champion Jottyn Santos (FedEx Express) and FTA President Ken Armstrong. (Image Courtesy of Florida Trucking Association)Left to Right: FTA Board Chair Rob Sandlin (Florida Rock & Tank Lines), Grand Champion Jottyn Santos (FedEx Express) and FTA President Ken Armstrong. (Image Courtesy of Florida Trucking Association)

FedEx Express driver Jottyn Santos took home three big wins from the Florida Truck Driving Championship, including the title of grand champion. Santos also won first place in the 4-Axle class and tied for first place in the written test category.

Kevin Robinson, a driver for Publix Super Markets, was named Rookie of the Year.

The annual competition was held June 7-9 in Daytona Beach. It was organized by the Florida Trucking Association.

The winners were:

Grand Champion: Jottyn Santos, FedEx Express

Rookie of the Year: Kevin Robinson, Publix Super Markets

Team Trophy (Large): Publix Super Markets

Team Trophy (Small): Florida Rock & Tank Lines

Written Test (Tie): Paul Cleary, FedEx Freight; Eddie Pennington, FedEx Freight; Jottyn Santos, FedEx Express

Pre-Trip: Peter Orgass, YRC Freight

Pre-Trip Step Van: Michael McSheehy, FedEx Ground

Pre-Trip Auto Transport: Michael Maylon, Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Sleeper: Eddie Pennington, FedEx Freight

3-Axle: Rusty Pederson, FedEx Freight

4-Axle: Jottyn Santos, FedEx Express

5-Axle: Howard Blount, Old Dominion Freight Line

Straight Truck: Gary Seefried, FedEx Freight

Twins: Henry Mahler, YRC Freight

Step Van: Daniel Stapleton, FedEx Ground

Auto Transport: Michael Maylon, Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Tanker: Brian Stephens, Grammer Industries

Flatbed: Kevin Robinson, Publix Super Markets