Helena, MT - Clint Anderson is named the Montana Grand Champion for his safe driving knowledge and skill behind the wheel of a big rig. He will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations National Driver of the Year competition in August.
Anderson, a professional truck driver for FedEx Express in Billings, Montana, was crowned the Grand Champion of the 2015 Montana Truck Driving Championships. He was the top-scoring competitor in the contest that took place on June 20 in Helena.
Anderson, who resides in Billings, Montana, earned the top score among more than 70 professional truck drivers who came to the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena from across the state to compete for the title of the state's best truck driver. Anderson (who competed in the "Step Van" division, one of nine classes in the contest) bested all others in three elements of the competition: Written test, driving skills course and a pre-trip inspection where the drivers must identify planted safety defects on a tractor-trailer.
A 15-year career driver, Anderson enjoys hunting & fishing.
He and the other first-place class champions will compete in the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, August 11-15, 2015.
3 axle Casey Dubbs, YRC Freight, Billings
Sleeper Berth Duane Bushman, Watkins & Shepard, Great Falls
Straight Truck Tom Miller, Fed Ex Freight, Billings
4 axle Steve Marceau, Con Way Freight, Frenchtown
Flatbed Scott Cullen, Sammons Trucking, Missoula
5axle Richard Grayson, Fed Ex Freight, Billings
Twin Trailers Martin Anzik, Sr., Fed Ex Freight, Butte
Tank Robert Ellinger, Sammons Trucking, Hamilton
Step Van Clint Anderson, Fed Ex Express, Billings
Rookie of the Year Rick Mari, FedEx Ground, Manhattan
Team Winner Fed Ex Freight; Martin Anzik, Sr., Rich Grayson,
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