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2017 Truck Driving Championships

March 24-25, 2017 * Baton Rouge

For the first time in 31 years, the 2017 LMTA Truck Driving Championships were rained out due to hail, lighting and rain! The 104 Louisiana drivers who participated in the competition represented over 161 million accident free miles! At the LMTA Safety Banquet on Saturday night, Johnny Holland of Associated Grocers was recognized as the LMTA Driver of the Year. Richard Gibbs, FedEx Freight won the Mechanics Award for having the highest pre-trip inspection score. Demond Washington, Old Dominion Freight Line won the Rookie of the Year Award for having the highest overall score among the 19 rookies in the competition. XPO Logistics won the Team Trophy and Richard Gibbs, FedEx Freight was the Grand Champion for having the highest overall score for all of the drivers in the completion. First place winners in the competition will represent LMTA and the state of Louisiana in the ATA National Truck Driving Championships on August 8-12 in Orlando.

Winners of the 2017 LMTA Truck Driving Championships

(Click here for TDC PHOTOS: johnballance.net/tdc)

Straight Truck           

1st Place – Corey Mitchell – Shreveport – FedEx Freight

2nd Place – Michael Brian – Bossier City – FedEx Freight

3rd Place – Abraham Fisher – Metairie – FedEx Freight

3 Axle Van

1st Place – Henry Bruster – Woodville, MS – UPS Freight

2nd Place – Eric Courville – Breaux Bridge – FedEx Freight

3rd Place – James Maxwell, Jr. – Shreveport – XPO Logistics

4 Axle Van

1st Place – Mark Stevenson – Zachary – YRC Worldwide

2nd Place – Ricky Critney – Addis – Martin Brower

3rd Place – Xavier Theriot – Shreveport – FedEx Freight

5 Axle Van

1st Place – Leslie Gamble – Bossier City – FedEx Freight

2nd Place – Glen Winston – Mandeville – C&S Grocers

3rd Place – Louis Scaruffi – Kenner – C & S Grocers

5 Axle Tank

1st Place – Curtis McMellon – West Monroe – XPO Logistics

2nd Place – Kyle Mitchell – Baton Rouge – FedEx Freight

3rd Place – Raymond Acosta – Baton Rouge – Ergon Trucking

5 Axle Flatbed

1st Place – Joseph Vital – Port Allen – FedEx Freight

2nd Place –  Larry Smith – Baton Rouge – XPO Logistics

3rd Place – Kenneth Fabacher – Iota – Walmart


1st Place – Richard Gibbs – Shreveport – FedEx Freight

2nd Place – Mark Judson – Maurice – FedEx Freight

3rd Place – Jerry Farmer – Ida – XPO Logistics


1st Place – Johnnie Long – West Monroe – Walmart

2nd Place – Chad Rudesill – Hammond – FedEx Ground

3rd Place – James Taylor – Shreveport – FedEx Freight

Step Van        

1st Place – Leroy Williams – Zachary – XPO Logistics

2nd Place – Donald Williams – West Monroe – FedEx Ground

3rd Place – Robin Butler – Baton Rouge – FedEx Ground

Mechanics Award:

  Richard Gibbs                     


FedEx Freight

Rookie of the Year:   

   Demond Washington       

Baton Rouge

Old Dominion Freight Line         

Team Trophy:

   XPO Logistics

Grand Champion:

   Richard Gibbs                     


FedEx Freight





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