A FedEx Freight driver took home three awards from the recent Minnesota Trucking Association's Truck Driving Championship.
Reggie Copeland won the grand champion award, the award for the pre-trip inspection and straight truck category.
Top finishers in the other categories included:
Rookie of the Year: Eli Marsolf, Bay & Bay Transportation
Pre-Trip Inspection: Reggie Copeland, FedEx Freight
Written Knowledge Test: Marc Taerea, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground
Three Axle:1) Larry Steffensen, FedEx Freight 2) Matt Simon, FedEx Freight 3) Joe Collins, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground
Four Axle: 1) Bruce Quaal, ABF Freight 2) Robert Janke, FedEx Express 3) Jesse Thompson, Old Dominion Freight Line
Five Axle: 1) Scott Oehrlein, Coborn's Inc. 2) Pat Steindl, Ruan Transport 3) Andrii Kulyk, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground
Flatbed: 1) Chad Abts, Stan Koch & Son's Trucking 2) Jon Thompson, Long Haul Trucking 3) Bill Krouse, Yellow
Sleeper Berth: 1) Jordan Smith, Walmart Transportation 2) Albert Fischer, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground 3) Anthony Avery, Stan Koch & Son's Trucking
Straight Truck: 1) Reggie Copeland, FedEx Freight 2) David Havelka, Stan Koch & Son's Trucking 3) Tim Giles, Stan Koch & Son's Trucking
Tank Truck: 1) Jesse Harren, Yellow 2) Marc Taerea, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground 3) Scott Post, Spartan Logistics Leased to FedEx Ground
Twins: 1) Ben Kurzhal, Old Dominion Freight Line 2) Mark Fitterer, Yellow 3) Paul Butkowski, FedEx Freight
Step Van: 1) Alex Lofgren, FedEx Express 2) Christian Rapsch, FedEx Express 3) Jordan Gammel, GroundForce Leased to FedEx Ground
Large Team: FedEx Freight
Small Team: FedEx Express
Charlie Smith Volunteer Award: Chris Senty, Senty Transportation Services
Dave Knoblach Memorial Award: Nick Farness, XPO Logistics
First place finishers are eligible to compete in the National Truck Driving Competition, which is Aug. 16-19 in Indianapolis.