41 XPO Drivers to Compete in the National Truck Driving Championships, the “Super Bowl of Safety”
The NTDC is the foremost
XPO’s NTDC finalists hail from 24 states and represent the company’s largest number of national competitors in eight years. The six state Grand Champions on the team range from XPO’s youngest finalist to legendary names on the NTDC circuit nationwide. They are:
- Ina Daly (Arizona): 2023 is Ina’s 16th competition as a national finalist representing Arizona and the 10th anniversary of her groundbreaking NTDC win as the first woman to be named a national Grand Champion.
Robert Dean(Washington): A 20-year veteran of XPO, Robert heads to the NTDC for the fifth time. He trains alongside Chris Poynor, his cousin and fellow XPO driver and a national runner-up in 2022.
Brandon Hardy(Nevada): Earning his ninth trip to the NTDC national competition, Brandon is a go-to mentor on the XPO driver team and a motivated safety ambassador who is constantly honing his skills.
Joe Hicks(Rhode Island): Joe is a legend in Rhode Islandtruck driving competitions. He returns to the NTDC national event after successfully defending his state’s Grand Champion title for the fifth time.
Lorenso Ramos(New Jersey): Lorenso was named New Jersey Grand Champion for the first time this year, receiving a stellar score for his driving skills, as well as the best written test score and best pre-trip inspection ranking.
Kolton Schutlz(Idaho): At age 27, Kolton is the youngest finalist on XPO’s team for the second straight year. He follows in the footsteps of his father Clint, an XPO customer service representative and former truck driver who previously competed nationally.
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