David Eickhoff of XPO Logistics Named Grand Champion at Minnesota Truck Driving Championships
Monday, June 13, 2016
Posted by: Kelly Snyder
DAVID EICKHOFF NAMED 2016 GRAND CHAMPION AT MINNESOTA TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Minneapolis, Minn., June 13, 2016 – At the annual Minnesota Truck Driving Championships, David Eickhoff, professional truck driver for XPO Logistics, was named the 2016 Grand Champion.
The Grand Champion award is presented to the driver with the largest spread of points over the average of their class competitors after two days of competition. Throughout those two days, drivers must navigate through a six-problem obstacle course, complete a written knowledge test and perform a pre-trip inspection where they identify safety defects planted on a tractor-trailer.
Eickhoff has been attending the Trucking Driving Championships since 2004 and this isn’t his first year as Grand Champion. He received the prestigious award back in 2012 along with first place in triple-axle and has been to the National Truck Driving Championships four times.
“It feels good to have another year as Grand Champion,” says Eickhoff.
His wife, Margaret, is equally proud, “He works hard and he has been very devoted. He is a great role model for his family and community.”
The American Trucking Associations’ 2016 National Truck Driving Championships will be held on August 10-13 in Indianapolis, IN.
The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) is a non-profit trade association representing 700 member-trucking companies and allied firms from across the state. Its mission is to serve as the voice for a safe and successful Minnesota trucking industry. It does so by developing innovative and research-based policies that promote highway safety, educating policymakers and the public about the essential role that trucking plays in the economy, and promoting responsible policies that advance the trucking industry’s environmental goals.