Eight XPO Drivers Earn Top Awards at the 2023 National Truck Driving Championships
XPO drivers honored at this year’s national championships include:
- Barry Kraemer (
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin), 1st place in the 3-axle category
- Joe Hicks (Providence, Rhode Island), 2nd place in the 3-axle category
- Jeffrey Langenhahn (
Stevens Point, Wisconsin), 2nd place in the twins category
- Tim Vogt (
Norcross, Georgia), 3rd place in the tank category
- Ina Daly (
Phoenix, Arizona), received the prestigious Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award, which is given to the contestant who most exemplifies the best attributes of a professional truck driver
- Tom Griffin,
Ernie Budlowskiand Derrick Caro, all drivers from Connecticut(Hartford and Bridgeport), won 1st place in the State Team Award competition
Forty-one XPO drivers earned spots at this year’s NTDC, which is known as the “Super Bowl of Safety.” Each driver had to win his or her state truck driving championships to qualify for the national competition. All NTDC finalists also must have been accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition. Most of XPO’s contestants have logged over one million accident-free miles, a milestone that takes a typical XPO driver approximately nine years to reach.
“We are incredibly proud of our national championship drivers and the hundreds of others who participated in state competitions across the country,” said XPO CEO
Source: XPO, Inc.