FedEx Freight driver David Watson proved he knows his industry well by being named grand champion at the New York Truck Driving Championship. Watson had the highest overall score and also won first place in the Flatbed class.
Two drivers tied for the Rookie of the Year award. Both Joseph Nigro, of FedEx Freight, and Jonathan Rejman, of Venice Enterprise, were recognized.
The Trucking Association of New York held the competition June 8-9 in Syracuse.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: David Watson, FedEx Freight
Team Trophy: FedEx Express
Written Exam: James Kohr, FedEx Express
Pre-Trip Award: Joseph Krom, FedEx Freight
Rookie of the Year (tie): Joseph Nigro of FedEx Freight and Jonathan Rejman of Venice Enterprise
Ray Dagostino Volunteer Award: Dan Poppenberg, FedEx Express
Step Van: Adam Miller, FedEx Ground
Straight Truck: James Kohr, FedEx Express
3-Axle: David May, XPO Logistics
4-Axle: Randy Merle, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Martin McMahon, RIST Transport
Tank Truck: Raymond Waage, FedEx Freight
Twins: Mark McLean, FedEx Freight
Flatbed: David Watson, FedEx Freight
Sleeper: Jonathan Rejman, Venice Enterprise