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 2014 LMTA Truck Driving Championships

March 28-29, 2014

Renaissance Hotel

Blue Bayou Waterpark

The 2014 Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) Truck Driving Championships were held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 28-29.  91 drivers totaling approximately 155 million accident free miles participated in this year’s event.  The following winners will represent LMTA and the state of Louisiana in the 2014 ATA National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburg, PA on August 12th – 16th, 2014.

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.  Also awarded during the competition was a Mechanics Award, Rookie of the Year Award, Team Award, and overall Grand Champion.  The winners of the LMTA competition were as follows:

2014 LMTA Truck Driving Championships

Winners by Class

Straight Truck

1st Place                     Leroy Williams – Zachary                 Con-Way Freight

2nd Place                    Jefferey Trim – Baton Rouge           FedEx Ground

3rd Place                    Wesley Williams – Natchez, MS      Walmart Stores                    

3 Axle Van

1st Place                     Eric Courville – Breaux Bridge        FedEx Freight

2nd Place                    Patrick Rudesill – Hammond          FedEx Ground

3rd Place                    Dale Gibbs – Shreveport                    FedEx Freight

 4 Axle Van

1st Place                     Jerry Farmer – Ida                              Con-Way Freight

2nd Place                    Todd Watson – Baker                        FedEx Freight

3rd Place                    Raymond Smith, Sr. – Pineville       Walmart Stores

5 Axle Van

1st Place                     Chad Rudesill – Tickfaw                  FedEx Ground

2nd Place                    Gerald Bonin – St. Martinville       Walmart Stores

3rd Place                    Donald Williams – Baton Rouge    YRC Worldwide

5 Axle Tank

1st Place                     Curtis McMellon – Calhoun             Con-Way Freight

2nd Place                    Donald Melancon – Baton Rouge   Walmart Stores

3rd Place                    Jeff Roberts – Columbia                   Walmart Stores

5 Axle Flatbed

1st Place                     Joseph Vital, Jr.­ – New Iberia          FedEx Freight

2nd Place                    Jaye Hebert­ – Thibodaux                 Martin Brower

3rd Place                    Huey Davenport – Sterlington         Brookshire Grocery


1st Place                     Xavier Theriot, Jr.­ – Shreveport      FedEx Freight

2nd Place                    Guy Dodson – Shreveport                Con-Way Freight

3rd Place                    Henry Bruster – Woodville, MS       UPS Freight


1st Place                     Stephen Soignier – Benton             AAA Cooper Transportation  

2nd Place                    Donald Glover – Opelousas            Walmart Stores

3rd Place                    Edward Free – Port Allen                Martin Brower

 Step Van

1st Place                     Donald Williams­ – West Monroe    FedEx Ground

2nd Place                    James Weaver – Lafayette                FedEx Ground

3rd Place                    Michael Doucet­ – Church Point      Hercules Transport

Mechanics Award:            

          James Weaver        Lafayette, LA           FedEx Ground

Rookie of the Year:           

          Dale Gibbs               Shreveport, LA        FedEx Freight

 Team Trophy:                     YRC Worldwide     

Grand Champion:             

          Leroy Williams        Zachary, LA             Con-way Freight


Louisiana Motor Transport Association

Fleet Safety Award Winners

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) held its 23rd Annual Safety Banquet at the Renaissance Hotel on March 29.  Among those honored were the 2013 Great West Casualty Fleet Safety Award winners.  The Great West 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 2013 compared to 2012 and the President’s Trophy went to the company with the best overall record in all categories. 

The 2013 Great West Fleet Safety Award winners for Louisiana were:

Under 1,000,000 Miles:                             

Arabie Trucking Services, LLC, Thibodaux, LA

1,000,001 – 3,000,000 Miles:                   

Brookshire Grocery Company, Monroe, LA

Groendyke Transport, Inc., Lake Charles, LA

3,000,001 – 6,000,000 Miles:                   

Hercules Transport, Inc., Choudrant, LA

Service Transport Company, Houston, TX                 

9,000,001 – 12,000,000 Miles:                 

AAA Cooper Transportation, Dothan, AL

Quality Transport, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

12,000,001 – 20,000,000 Miles:               

Walmart Stores, Inc., Opelousas, LA

Most Improved:                                          

AAA Cooper Transportation, Dothan, AL

President’s Trophy:                                  

Service Transport Company, Houston, TX

3,000,001 – 6,000,000 Miles

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Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Inc.
4838 Bennington Avenue | P.O. Box 80278 | Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: 225-928-5682 | Fax: 225-928-0500