2016 LMTA Truck Driving Championships
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The 2016 Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) Truck Driving Championships were held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 18-19. 108 drivers totaling approximately 175 million accident free miles participated in this year’s event.
There were nine classes of competition in the LMTA competition: Step-Van, Straight Truck, 3-Axle Van, 4-Axle Van, 5-Axle Van, 5-Axle Tank, 5-Axle Flatbed, 5-Axle Sleeper Berth and Twin-Trailers. Trophies were awarded to the First, Second and Third Place winners in each class as listed below. Also awarded during the competition was a Mechanics Award, Rookie of the Year Award, Team Award, and overall Grand Champion.
All first place winners will represent LMTA and the state of Louisiana in the 2016 ATA National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis, IN on August 9th – 13th, 2016.
Winners of the LMTA competition were as follows:
1st Place Corey Mitchell Shreveport FedEx Freight
2nd Place Jeffery Trim Baton Rouge FedEx Ground
3rd Place David Walker Hodge Hercules Transport
3 Axle Van
1st Place Joseph Brown Zachary FedEx Freight
2nd Place Chris Hall Shreveport FedEx Freight
3rd Place Leroy Williams Zachary XPO Logistics
4 Axle Van
1st Place Xavier Theriot Shreveport FedEx Freight
2nd Place Jordan Beni Marion Brookshire Grocery
3rd Place Todd Watson Baker FedEx Freight
5 Axle Van
1st Place Louis Scaruffi Kenner C & S Grocers
2nd Place Calvin Cannon Springfield C & S Grocers
3rd Place Larry Peltier, Jr. Brusly Martin Brower
5 Axle Tank
1st Place Kyle Mitchell Baton Rouge FedEx Freight
2nd Place Gary Tyler Monroe Brookshire Grocery
3rd Place Mickey St. Andrie Oakdale Quality Transport
5 Axle Flatbed
1st Place Curtis McMellon Calhoun XPO Logistics
2nd Place Joseph Vital Port Allen FedEx Freight
3rd Place Henry Cockerham Denham Springs UPS Freight
1st Place Mark Judson Maurice FedEx Freight
2nd Place Damien Hebert Lafayette XPO Logistics
3rd Place Richard Gibbs Shreveport FedEx Freight
1st Place Eric Courville Breaux Bridge FedEx Freight
2nd Place Chad Rudesill Tickfaw FedEx Ground
3rd Place Darrell Robichaux Metairie AAA Cooper
1st Place Cheramie Courville-Finnan Breaux Bridge FedEx Ground
2nd Place Andrea Nixon Port Allen FedEx Ground
3rd Place Randy Guillory Lake Charles FedEx Ground
Alfred Wire Covington C & S Grocers
Rookie of the Year:
Jordan Beni Marion Brookshire Grocery
Walmart Stores, Opelousas
Eric Courville Breaux Bridge FedEx Freight
Also honored were the 2015 LMTA Driver of the Year:
The 2016 LMTA Driver of the Year is an award presented to the outstanding professional driver based on their background, number of accident free driving years, and years experience who has performed an outstanding deed of heroism or highway courtesy, made an outstanding contribution to highway safety, and/or has a long record of safe and courteous driving. This year’s award was presented to Henry Bruster, UPS Freight, Port Allen, LA.
FLEET SAFETY AWARDS
Among those honored were the 2015 Great West Casualty Fleet Safety Award winners. The Great West Casualty Fleet Safety Awards recognize companies with outstanding safety records in various mileage categories in Louisiana. Additionally, awards were presented to the company with the greatest improved safety record for 2015 compared to 2014 and the President’s Trophy for the company with the overall best record from all categories. The 2015 Great West Fleet Safety Award winners for Louisiana, based on miles traveled in Louisiana, were:
Under 1,000,000 Miles: Arabie Trucking Services, LLC
1,000,001 – 3,000,000 Miles: Brookshire Grocery Company
C & S Wholesale Services, Inc.
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
6,000,001 – 9,000,000 Miles: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
9,000,001 – 12,000,000 Miles: Dupre’ Logistics, LLC – Site Logistics
Quality Transport, Inc.
12,000,001 – 20,000,000 Miles: Walmart Stores, Inc.
Most Improved: AAA Cooper Transportation
President’s Trophy: Walmart Stores, Inc.
12,000,001 – 20,000,000 Miles
Future TDC Dates
2017: March 24-25
2018: March 23-24
2019: March 29-30
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