Thirty-Two OD Drivers Head to Columbus for National Truck Driving Championship

Thirty-two truck drivers from Old Dominion Freight Line have qualified for the National Truck Driving Championship (NTDC) contest, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio, August 16 – 19. In an extraordinary display of safety, each of the 32 finalists won their respective state truck driving championship contests, making them eligible for the national event hosted by the American Trucking Associations.

Truck Driving Championships, both at the state and national level, are open to truck drivers across the U.S. that have maintained continuous employment with a motor carrier fleet for at least one year and remain accident-free for one year prior to the NTDC event. There are nine competition classes where each driver is tested on inspection skills, knowledge, and professionalism throughout a series of tests.

OD’s 32 qualifiers are the most in the company’s history. In 2022, OD sent 17 drivers to the NTDC at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

2023 State Truck Driving Championship Results
StateDriverAwardsClassService Center
ArkansasJose Ara TwinsTXK
CaliforniaTrino MorenoGrand Champion4 AxleORC
GerogiaCurt Shaw 3 AxleATW
IdahoScott HansenRookie of the YearTankerBOI
IndianaGlen KirkGrand ChampionFlatbedIND
IndianaBruce Caulder 3 AxleIND
IowaJohn Egli 5 AxleDSM
KansasJosue Rivera 3 AxlePAR
KansasJustin Wright TankerPAR
KentuckyErnest Wagers Jr. FlatbedLEX
MichiganChad WilliamsGrand ChampionTwinsSAG
MichiganRudy GaunaRookie of the Year3 AxleARB
MissouriJoe Huber 4 AxleSTL
NebraskaJames Crobett 4 AxleOMA
NevadaIvan Padilla 3 AxleRNO
New MexicoRyan Haag 4 AxleFNM
New MexicoMitchel TownsRookie of the Year5 AxleFNM
North CarolinaTim Whitley TwinsWSN
North DakotaDrew Bartleson TwinsFAR
OklahomaDon Carpenter TwinsOKC
South CarolinaKenneth Smith 4 AxleGVL
South CarolinaBlake Taylor TwinsGVL
South DakotaDan NorgaardPre-Trip Award3 AxleWSD
TennesseeBrian TurnerGrand Champion3 AxleMRT
TennesseeBarry Blanton 4 AxleKXT
UtahBlair Fogg TwinsOGU
VirginiaMichael Weeks StraightRIC
West VirginiaMichael MarkhamGrand Champion & Rookie of the YearFlatbedPKW
WisconsinNick Jarntowski StraightWAU
WyomingSimon Navarro StraightCHY
WyomingJose Castillo 4 AxleCHY
WyomingMyron Means FlatbedCHY

About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services through a single integrated organization. Our service offerings, which include expedited transportation, are provided through an expansive network of service centers located throughout the continental United States. Through strategic alliances, the Company also provides LTL services throughout North America. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers a range of value-added services including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting.

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