FedEx Freight driver Daniel Patterson is Arkansas’ newest trucking grand champion. Patterson earned the title at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship, held July 12-14 in Rogers. Patterson also won first place in the 4-Axle class.
Roland Parent, a J.B. Hunt Transport driver, was named Rookie of the Year.
The annual championship was organized by the Arkansas Trucking Association.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Daniel Patterson, FedEx Freight
Rookie of the Year: Roland Parent, J.B. Hunt Transport
3-Axle: Danny Parker, FedEx Freight
4-Axle: Daniel Patterson, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: David Giacobbe, J.B. Hunt Transport
Flatbed: Gary Mars, Walmart Transportation
Sleeper Berth: Thomas Garner, Maverick Transportation
Step Van: Samuel Brooks, J.B. Hunt Transport
Tank Truck: Eric Coursey, Solar Transport
Twin Trailers: Kirk Haggard, ABF Freight
Highest Pre-Trip Inspection: Jessie King, FedEx Freight
Highest Written Exam: James Sanders, FedEx Freight
Sportsmanship Award: Danny Fuller, XPO Logistics
Large Team Award: Walmart Transportation
Small Team Award: ABF Freight