UPS Freight driver Russell Atkins was honored as the Utah Truck Driving Championship grand champion. Atkins won by having the highest overall score after also winning first place in the Tanker class.
Reddaway driver Tyler Morse was named Rookie of the Year.
The annual championship was organized by the Utah Trucking Association. It was held June 1-2 in Salt Lake City.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Russell Atkins, UPS Freight
Rookie of the Year: Tyler Morse, Reddaway
Straight Truck: Judd Adams, XPO Logistics
3-Axle: Dan Reese, Reddaway
4-Axle: Mark Davidson, Airgas
5-Axle: Timothy Smith, YRC Freight
Sleeper Berth: Kenneth Grygla, Walmart Transportation
Flatbed: Eric Hein, Thatcher Transportation
Tanker: Russell Atkins, UPS Freight
Twin Trailers: Jeffrey Payne, Reddaway
Step Van: Lonnie Christensen, FedEx Ground