By Jena Williams

Washington Trucking Associations’ Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships were held on June 22, 2013. The nine winners from Washington will go on to compete in the National Championships held August 20-24 in Salt Lake City, UT.

In this photo, Jeffrey Maas representing The Boeing Co. is named Grand Champion. He also took first place in Flatbed. Award presented By Scott Manthey.

Special Awards
Rookie of the year: Derrick Daniels, Conway Freight

Pre-trip award: Gary Bolen, The Boeing Company

Harry Fletcher Award: Mike Dickerson, URM

Grand Champion: Jeff Maas, The Boeing Co.

The drivers photographed below took first place and will represent us at the National Competition. Awards presented by Scott Manthey.

Robert Hinds, FedEx Ground. First Place, Step Van.

Cesar Santana, Conway Freight, First Place, Straight Truck.

Mike Mygatt, The Boeing Co. First Place, 3-axle.

Gary Bolen, The Boeing Co., First Place, 4-axle and Pre-trip.

Robert Ness, Safeway. First Place, 5-axle.

Gary Nickel, The Boeing Co. First Place, Tanker.

Robert Yun, The Boeing Co. First Place, Sleeper.

Josh Jenkins, Peninsula Truck Lines, First Place, Twins.

Our second place winners!

3-Axle, David Alcaraz, Conway Freight

4-Axle, John Hnatishin, The Boeing Co.

5-Axle, John Friedges, Old Dominion Freight

Flatbed, Jacen Davidson, FedEx Freight

Sleeper, Edwin Jeffries, Safeway

Straight Truck, Christoffer Hemming, FedEx Freight

Tanker, Christopher Bates, Washington Closure

Twins, Richard Colton, The Boeing Co.

Step Van, Bradley Swensen, FedEx Ground

Our third place winners!

3-Axle, Timothy Davis, Peninsula Truck Lines

4-Axle, Derrek Daniels, Conway Freight

5-Axle, John Shmoorrkoff, Mondelez International

Flatbed, Derek Scovell, Carlile Transportation

Sleeper, Les Fox, Wal-Mart

Straight Truck, Jason Falk, Conway Freight

Tanker, Matthew Bertash, UPS

Twins, Danny Davidson, ABF Freight System

Step Van, Paul Patterson, The Boeing Company

Congratulations to all our winners. It took a lot to get you to this event. You are some of the safest drivers out there and we really appreciate your hard work!!

Special thanks goes out to The Boeing Company Boeing, for providing the facilities, Safeway for providing breakfast, and Unified Grocers for providing lunch.

More info about the National Competition: http://www.trucking.org/Driving_Championships.aspx

See you all next year!