2022 FLORIDA TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD WINNERS

Grand Champion

David Guinn, Publix Super Markets (5-Axle Class)


3-Axle

First Place: Miguel Sanchez, UPS

Second Place: Cruz Vazquez, FedEx Freight Corporation

Third Place: Rob Kent, Walmart Transportation


4-Axle

First Place: Jorge Alfonso, FedEx Freight Corporation

Second Place: Tony Schmidt, Publix Super Markets

Third Place: Salvador Gonzalez, TForce Freight


5-Axle

First Place: David Guinn, Publix Super Markets

Second Place: Danny Bradley, Walmart Transportation

Third Place: Dexter Brooks, Old Dominion Freight Line


Flatbed

First Place: Glenn Hosegood, FedEx Freight Corporation

Second Place: Steve Cochran, FedEx Freight Corporation

Third Place: Paul Cleary, FedEx Freight Corporation


Sleeper

First Place: Anthony Tirone, Walmart Transportation

Second Place: Edward Pennington, FedEx Freight Corporation

Third Place: Tyler Payne, UPS


Straight Truck

First Place: Becky Nelson, FedEx Express

Second Place: Wilbur Johnson, FedEx Freight Corporation

Third Place: Jonathas Resende, FedEx Freight Corporation


Tank Truck

First Place: Sheldon Brown, FedEx Freight Corporation

Second Place: Chris Leiphart, Eagle Transport Corporation

Third Place: Myles Riddle, Walmart Transportation


Twins

First Place: Leslie Smyth, FedEx Freight Corporation

Second Place: Bill Paulson, UPS

Third Place: Glen Gibboney, UPS


Step Van

First Place: Michelle Poirier, FedEx Express

Second Place: David Wright, FedEx Express

Third Place: Jimmy Falkenburg, FedEx Ground


Auto Transport

First Place: Daniel Ruiz Jr., Southeast Transportation Systems

Second Place: Ricky Maylon, Hansen & Adkins

Third Place: Joey Maylon, Hansen & Adkins


Pre-Trip

Anthony Tirone, Walmart Transportation (Sleeper Class)


Rookie of the Year 

Brandon Orozco, FedEx Express (5-Axle Class)


Large Team

FedEx Freight Corporation


Small Team

Old Dominion Freight Line


Written Test

Four perfect scores:

  • Henry Mahler, Yellow (Twins Class)

  • Edward Pennington, FedEx Freight Corporation (Sleeper Class)

  • Becky Nelson, FedEx Express (Straight Truck Class)

  • Jottyn Santos, FedEx Express (5-Axle Class)


2022 Driver of the Year and 2022 Drivers of the Month

The Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year are selected based on several items, including the driver's safety record, professional experience, community leadership, and acts of heroism. 

2022 Driver of the Year

Jose Ramos, Oakley Transport


2022 Drivers of the Month

  • January: Anthony Hudson, Florida Rock & Tank Lines

  • February: Jose Ramos, Oakley Transport

  • March: Clifford King, Exxact Transport

  • April: Fred Combs, Walmart Transportation

  • May: James Hall, Trans-Phos

  • June: Paul Medders, Walmart Transportation

  • July: Jeffrey Widdows, UPS

  • August: Andrew Barford, Oakley Transport

  • September: Keith Campbell, Florida Rock & Tank Lines

  • October: Clifford Laymon, Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corporation

  • November: Dennis Hayward, Exxact Transport

  • December: Gary Barton, Sr., UPS

Florida Truck Driving Championships Hall of Fame

  • Eric Blandford

  • Emily Cupit

  • Avi Figueroa

  • Chuck Lobsiger

  • Roger Nicholson

  • Frankie Silió