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2023 National Truck Driving Champion2023 National Truck Driving Championships
Team New Mexico

Pictured Above
(left to right)
Shawn Hale (ABF Freight), Ryan Haag (Old Dominion Freight), Mitchell Towns (Old Dominion Freight),  Carlos Sandoval (XPO Freight), Luis Tarin (FedEx Ground), Marlon Sandoval (FedEx Ground)
Louis Hermida (FedEx Freight)

The New Mexico Trucking Association would like to recognize David Abeita and Jim Wilcox for their outstanding support of the association, its members and this years national competitors.
David is a senior safety consultant for National Transportation Consultants and chairman for the NMTA Safety Council. He has been an active member of NMTA over the past few years, continuously offering himself and services up as help for our association.  Jim has been an active member, participant and supporter of the association for multiple decades. The Jim Wilcox award is a safety professionals award and is in honor of his father, a pioneer of the roadway.

Award Winners

Below are the top three place winners for each class: 3 Axle 1st Place – Shawn Hale 2nd Place – Mike Johnson 3rd Place – James Alderete 4 Axle 1st Place – Ryan Haag 2nd Place – Parcell James 3rd Place – Michael Henry 5 Axle 1st Place – Mitchel Towns 2nd Place – Aaron Trujillo 3rd Place – John Garris Flatbed 1st Place – Carlos Sandoval 2nd Place – Gerald Benavidez 3rd Place – Dion Saiz Straight Truck 1st Place – Luis Tarin 2nd Place – Chris Shaw 3rd Place – Ray Armijo Twin Trailer 1st Place – Louis Hermida 2nd Place – Phillip Liess 3rd Place – Ralph Garcia Stepvan 1st Place – Marlon Sandoval 2nd Place – Darnell McCleod 3rd Place – Jose Martinez

Additional Award Winners
Jim Wilcox Award:
Johnny Carrillo - XPO Logistics

Fleet Safety of the Year Award:
Old Dominion Freight

Fleet of the Year Award:
ABF Freight

Grand Champion:
Luis Hermida

Driver of the Year:
Antonio "Tony" Vigil
Rookie of the Year / StepVan Rookie of the Year:
Mitchel Towns & Ramon Lopez

Driver of the Quarter:
1) Antonio "Tony" Vigil
2) Gerald Benavidez
3) Justin Gallant
4) Armando Martinez

 Additional Fleet Safety Awards:
-FedEx Freight 500K - 1 Million Miles
-ABF Freight 100,000 - 500,00 Miles & 3 Million - 5 Million Miles
-TJ's Trucking Local Delivery & Pickup
-Shuler Trucking LLC.  1 Million - 3 Million Miles

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