FedEx driver is Louisiana’s back-to-back grand champion

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FedEx Freight driver Eric Courville is the Louisiana Truck Driving Championship’s grand champion for the second year in a row. (Photo: John Ballance/Louisiana Motor Transport Association)FedEx Freight driver Eric Courville is the Louisiana Truck Driving Championship’s grand champion for the second year in a row. (Photo: John Ballance/Louisiana Motor Transport Association)

FedEx Freight driver Eric Courville is the back-to-back grand champion of the Louisiana Truck Driving Championship after taking home the top honor for the second consecutive year.

The competition, hosted by the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, was held March 29-30 at the Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton Rouge.

Courville has been with FedEx Freight for 25 years and has a record of 24 years with no accidents. He has accumulated 1,175,000 safe driving miles. Courville competed in the 3-Axle class and earned a score of 391, the overall highest score earned at the competition.

A total of 104 drivers competed in this year’s championship. The winners in eight main categories will go on to represent their state at the National Truck Driving Championship Aug. 14-17 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The eligible categories are: Straight Truck, 3-Axle, 4-Axle, Tanker, 5-Axle Van, Flatbed, Sleeper Cab, and Twin Trailers.

The winners were:

Grand Champion: Eric Courville, FedEx Freight

Driver of the Year: John St. Pierre, C&S Wholesale Services

Rookie of the Year: Herman Hutto, Old Dominion Freight Line

3-Axle: Eric Courville, FedEx Freight

4-Axle: Brian Landry, FedEx Freigiht

5-Axle: Joseph Vital, FedEx Freight

Flatbed: Joseph Brown, FedEx Freight

Sleeper Berth: Chad Rudesill, FedEx Ground

Straight Truck: Leroy Williams, XPO Logistics

Tank Truck: Curtis McMellon, XPO Logistics

Twin Trailer: Damian Hebert, XPO Logistics

Step Van: Donald Williams, FedEx Ground

Team Trophy: XPO Logistics

Mechanics Award: Chad Rudesill, FedEx Ground

Safety Professional of the Year: Terry Hunter, United Vision Logistics

Trooper of the Year: Louis “Reggie” Smith, Louisiana State Police

Weight Enforcement Trooper of the Year: William Hughes, Louisiana State Police