FedEx Freight driver wins Alabama driving competition for second time

Alabama trophy presentation

A veteran trucker with more than 3.5 million safe miles to his credit won the Alabama Truck Driving Championships held May 27 at the Pelham Civic Complex.

Dan Thompson, of Spanish Fort, Alabama took the top spot in the Twins Class and was the overall champion with a combined score of 385. It was his second time winning the Alabama TDC’s top spot, having done so in 2016. Thompson drives for FedEx Freight and won the competition in 2016.

Class winners included:

3-Axle: Tony Johnson, TForce Freight

4-Axle: William Brandon, FedEx Freight

5-Axle: Alphonso Lewis, Yellow

Sleeper Berth: Jason Webber, LB3

Flatbed: Thomas Garner, FedEx Freight

Tank Truck: John Carter, FedEx Freight

Straight Truck: David Hawk, FedEx Freight

Honorable Mention: Rookie of the Year: Steven Speer, Walmart

Pre-Trip: Rusty Holmes, Triple R Metals (Perfect Score)

All class winners qualify to participate in the national competition in Indianapolis in August.