Drivers in Rhode Island, Missouri test their trucking skills

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Twenty-nine drivers competed in this year’s Rhode Island Truck Driving Championship. (Image Courtesy of Rhode Island Trucking Association)Twenty-nine drivers competed in this year’s Rhode Island Truck Driving Championship. (Image Courtesy of Rhode Island Trucking Association)

Twenty-nine Rhode Island truckers and 193 Missouri drivers convened in their home states this past weekend for their annual truck driving championships, testing their skills against one another.

Hogan Transports driver Chris Morrison was named Missouri’s grand champion. He also won first place in the sleeper berth class.

David Lumpkin, a FedEx Freight driver, had the highest overall score in Rhode Island and was named the state’s grand champion. He also won first place in the straight truck class.

Missouri’s winners:

  • Grand Champion: Chris Morrison, Hogan Transports
  • Rookie of the Year: David Pruitt, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
  • 3-Axle: John Reyes, XPO Logistics
  • 4-Axle: Bruce Brewen, Hogan Transports
  • 5-Axle: David Pruitt, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
  • Straight Truck: Paul Tyler, XPO Logistics
  • Step Van: Stacey Kraus, FedEx Freight
  • Twins: Michael Chatterton, FedEx Freight
  • Flatbed: Scott Fischer, Prime Inc.
  • Tanker: Sid Naramore, Buchheit Logistics, Inc.
  • Sleeper Berth: Chris Morrison, Hogan Transports
  • Team Champion: XPO Logistics
  • Highest Written Exam Score: Bruce Brewen, Hogan Transports
  • Highest Pre-Trip Score: Rodney Rodebush, FedEx Ground
  • Professional Excellence Award: Thomas Miller, Prime Inc.

Rhode Island’s winners:

  • Grand Champion: David Lumpkin, FedEx Freight
  • Rookie of the Year: Kyle Smith, A. Duie Pyle
  • 3-Axle: Joe Hicks, XPO Logistics
  • 4-Axle: Michael Richard, Frito Lay
  • 5-Axle: William Burns, A. Duie Pyle
  • Straight Truck: David Lumpkin, FedEx Express
  • Step Van: Keith Towne, FedEx Express
  • Twins: Steven Migneault, FedEx Freight
  • Highest Written Exam Score: Karen Tierny, FedEx Express

XPO Logistics driver John Reyes won first place in Missouri's 3-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)XPO Logistics driver John Reyes won first place in Missouri's 3-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Hogan Transports driver Bruce Brewen won first place in Missouri's 4-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Hogan Transports driver Bruce Brewen won first place in Missouri's 4-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Leggett & Platt, Inc. driver David Pruitt won first place in Missouri's 5-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Leggett & Platt, Inc. driver David Pruitt won first place in Missouri's 5-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Prime Inc. driver Scott Fischer won first place in Missouri's flatbed class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Prime Inc. driver Scott Fischer won first place in Missouri's flatbed class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Hogan Transports driver Chris Morrison won first place in Missouri's sleeper berth class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Hogan Transports driver Chris Morrison won first place in Missouri's sleeper berth class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

XPO Logistics driver Paul Tyler won first place in Missouri's straight truck class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)XPO Logistics driver Paul Tyler won first place in Missouri's straight truck class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Buchheit Logistics, Inc. driver Sid Naramore won first place in Missouri's tanker class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Buchheit Logistics, Inc. driver Sid Naramore won first place in Missouri's tanker class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

FedEx Freight driver Michael Chatterton won first place in Missouri's twins class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)FedEx Freight driver Michael Chatterton won first place in Missouri's twins class. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)

Hogan Transports driver Chris Morrison was named Missouri's grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)Hogan Transports driver Chris Morrison was named Missouri's grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Missouri Trucking Association)