FedEx Freight driver wins Minnesota Truck Driving Championship

Updated Jul 1, 2022
Man with plaques

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.