FedEx Freight’s Nick Arnold took home the grand champion title at the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship, held May 10-11 in Oklahoma City.
Arnold had the highest overall score among all competing drivers. He also won first place in the 4-Axle class.
LaVern Reimer, a Walmart driver and Oklahoma’s 2018 grand champion, earned first place in the 5-Axle class at this year’s competition.
The class winners will advance to the national championship Aug. 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The winners were:
Grand Champion: Nick Arnold, FedEx Freight
3-Axle: Shawn Grady, FedEx Freight
4-Axle: Nick Arnold, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: LaVern Reimer, Walmart Transportation
Flatbed: Kenneth Pyle, FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth: Floyd Olson, Walmart Transportation
Straight Truck: Lester Taylor, AAA Cooper Transportation
Tanker: Chris Miller, Groendyke Transport
Twins: Steve Thorne, FedEx Freight
Step Van: Richard Bright, FedEx Express