Peter Lacoste is a driver-trainer for NFI Transportation who works with recruits, coordinating operations within the yard, communicating with drivers and ensuring deliveries stay on track. But when the COVID-19 outbreak took hold, Lacoste took on a new responsibility — sanitizing the company’s trucks to help keep his colleagues safe.
Kevin Mailand’s biggest challenge en route to winning Grand Champion honors at the 2019 Kansas Truck Driving Championships was getting to Topeka in the first place. Five years earlier, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer.
With the defending Grand Champion out of the picture, some home cooking spiced up the Kansas Truck Driving Championships on June 14-15. Kevin Mailand, competing in the 3-Axle class, paced three YRC Freight drivers to reach the winner’s circle at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
At first glance, the Kansas Truck Driving Championships might be more notable by who is absent than who will be the ultimate winner. FedEx Freight Ace Don Logan, last year’s Grand Champ out of the Tank Truck division, isn’t competing at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on June 14-15.
Ernie Budlowski of XPO Logistics drove straight to the Straight Truck title en route to claiming Grand Champion honors in the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships in Windsor Locks on June 8.
For the second year in a row, Ritch Fundell had a grand old time at the Illinois Truck Driving Championships. Fundell, a 3-Axle ace with FedEx Freight, conquered the Pheasant Run Resort course in St. Charles on June 7-8 to earn his second straight trip…
The unexpected was the norm at the Utah Truck Driving Championships. Defending Grand Champion Russell Atkin finished fifth in the Tank Trunk division, and rookie William Plevney took first place in the 5-Axle. When the dust settled, FedEx Freight drive…
If you’re gonna roll a 7, it may was well be in Nevada, right? Seven class winners from 2018 made repeat visits to the winner’s circle at the Nevada Truck Driving Championships on June 1 in Reno.
David Hawk is taking his driving skills from Pelham to Pittsburgh. The FedEx Freight driver won the 3-Axle competition and clinched Grand Champion honors in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships earning a spot in the national event in August.