XPO Logistics driver wins Massachusetts grand champ title

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XPO Logistics driver Richard Sweeney was named grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)XPO Logistics driver Richard Sweeney was named grand champion.  (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

Sixty Massachusetts truck drivers met in North Andover June 2 for the annual Massachusetts Truck Driving Championship. Of those drivers, 29 were first-time competitors.

XPO Logistics driver Richard Sweeney was named grand champion and also won first place in the tanker class.

Sarah Gudaitis, a driver with Frito-Lay, was named Rookie of the Year. She won third place in the 4-axle class.

The winners: 

  • Grand Champion: Richard Sweeney, XPO Logistics
  • Rookie of the Year, Truck Class: Sarah Gudaitis, Frito-Lay
  • 3-Axle: Gerald Dube, XPO Logistics
  • 4-Axle: Jeremy Paulsen, XPO Logistics
  • 5-Axle: Roland Bolduc, FedEx Express
  • Straight Truck: Bill Colantuone, FedEx Express
  • Sleeper Berth: Brian Singelais, Frito-Lay
  • Flatbed: Andrew Barilone, Regency Transportation
  • Tanker: Rich Sweeney, XPO Logistics
  • Twins: Bill Oakes, FedEx Freight
  • Step Van: Bob Ledoux, FedEx Express
  • Rookie of the Year, Step Van: Christiano Julio, FedEx Ground
  • Top Written Test Score: Roland Bolduc, FedEx Express
  • Top Pre-Trip Inspection Score: Andrew Barilone, Regency Transportation

Regency Transportation driver Andrew Barilone won first place in Massachusetts' flatbed class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)Regency Transportation driver Andrew Barilone won first place in Massachusetts' flatbed class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

FedEx Express driver Brian Colantuone won first place in Massachusetts' straight truck class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)FedEx Express driver Brian Colantuone won first place in Massachusetts' straight truck class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

FedEx Freight driver Bill Oakes won first place in the twins class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)FedEx Freight driver Bill Oakes won first place in the twins class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

FedEx Express driver Bob Ledoux won first place in the step van class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)FedEx Express driver Bob Ledoux won first place in the step van class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

Frito-Lay driver Brian Singelais won first place in the sleeper berth class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)Frito-Lay driver Brian Singelais won first place in the sleeper berth class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

XPO Logistics driver Jeremy Paulsen won first place in the 4-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)XPO Logistics driver Jeremy Paulsen won first place in the 4-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

XPO Logistics driver Gerald Dube won first place in the 3-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)XPO Logistics driver Gerald Dube won first place in the 3-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

XPO Logistics driver Rich Sweeney won first place in the tanker class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)XPO Logistics driver Rich Sweeney won first place in the tanker class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

FedEx Express driver Roland Bolduc won first place in the 5-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)FedEx Express driver Roland Bolduc won first place in the 5-axle class. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)

Frito-Lay driver Sarah Gudaitis was named Rookie of the Year. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)Frito-Lay driver Sarah Gudaitis was named Rookie of the Year. (Image Courtesy of Trucking Association of Massachusetts)