FedEx Freight driver has highest score at TN championship

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FedEx Freight’s Gary Luster is Tennessee’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Tennessee Trucking Association)FedEx Freight’s Gary Luster is Tennessee’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Tennessee Trucking Association)

Gary Luster, a FedEx Freight driver, was named grand champion at the Tennessee Truck Driving Championship after also winning first place in the 3-Axle class. The competition was held April 26-27 in Antioch.

Old Dominion Freight Line’s Josh Arwood was named Rookie of the Year. Martin Bower Company won the team trophy.

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: Gary Luster, FedEx Freight

Rookie of the Year: Josh Arwood, Old Dominion Freight Line

3-Axle: Gary Luster, FedEx Freight

4-Axle: Michael Brewer, Old Dominion Freight Line

5-Axle: Howell Argo, FedEx Freight

Step Van: James Sheehan, FedEx Ground

Straight Truck: Christopher Sargent, FedEx Freight

Tanker: Thomas Vandivort, Martin Brower Company

Flatbed: Josh Arwood, Old Dominion Freight Line

Twins: Ronny Hamill, FedEx Freight

Sleeper: Robert Moxley, Titan Transfer

Team Trophy: Martin Brower Company

Pre-Trip Inspection: James Sheehan, FedEx Ground

Inspector Challenge Winner: Sgt. John Vaughn