2023 Truck Driving Championships Winners 

April 28th -29th | FedEx Freight Nashville


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The Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) recently hosted its annual Tennessee Truck Driving Championships (TDC) on April 28th-29th, 2023, at the FedEx Freight Nashville facility. 

The TDC competition brought together the best drivers from across the state who are members of the TTA to showcase their knowledge of the industry, driving skills, and professional competence. The top drivers from this event have earned the chance to compete in the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, OH in August.


After a hard-fought competition, the TTA crowned its winners in each class. The TDC is an important event for the trucking industry, highlighting the importance of safe driving practices and recognizing the hard work and dedication of the men and women who keep our economy moving. Congratulations to all of the winners, and best of luck to those who will be competing at the national level! 


The 2023 TDC was a success, and we would like to give another HUGE thank you to our equipment sponsors, and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible. Another big thank you to Mark and Katherine Copas for taking pictures, you can join Tennessee Truck Driving Championship Facebook Group to view all the pictures. We also want to say that we are extremely proud of all the drivers who competed. In order to compete, they have to maintain an accident-free driving record for 12 months. So congratulations to you all for being 1-year accident-free!



Special Thanks to FedEx Freight for this year’s course location 




Congratulations to all of our winners!


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INSPECTOR CHALLENGE 2023: Winner: Trp. Paul Penley Runner Up: Trp. Joe Lunceford
PRE-TRIP INSPECTION: Jamie Sowder, FedEx Freight
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jamie Brabham, Big G Express
TEAM TROPHY: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
FRED THAYER GRAND CHAMPION: Brian Turner, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 


1st Scott Lambert, FedEx Freight

2nd   James Lovel, Walmart Transportation

3rd Roy Daniels, FedEx Ground 

1st Andy Bryant, FedEx Freight
2nd John Butler, Red Classic
3rd Mark Redmond, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 

1st Brian Turner, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
2nd Nathaniel Meadows, FedEx Freight
3rd Danny Ewell, Walmart Transportation

1st Barry Blanton, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
2nd Hobie Eirich, FedEx Freight

3rd Stacy Holland, Southeastern Freight Lines

1st Tim Blair, FedEx Freight
2nd Jamie Brabham, Big G Express
3rd John Coleman, Red Classic

1st Covey Thompson, Martin Brower Company
2nd Ray Shelton, FedEx Freight
3rd Michael Webb, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 


1st Jamie Sowder, FedEx Freight Corporation
2nd Josh Arwood, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
3rd Mike Bowman, FedEx Freight

1st Mike Patterson, FedEx Freight
2nd Terry Certain, FedEx Freight
3rd Steve Marlow, ABF Freight

1st Jeff Barton, FedEx Freight
2nd Thomas Vandivort, Martin Brower
3rd Kevin McCabe, Walmart Transportation