NSP man takes first place in the Step Van Class at the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships on June 10


Alex Lofgren

Alex Lofgren, of North St. Paul, who is a professional truck driver with FedEx Ground, took first place in the Step Van Class at the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships on June 10. He now has the opportunity to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships, August 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Truck Driving Championships is a two-day competition featuring 75 of the state’s top drivers who had to navigate a six-problem obstacle course, complete a written knowledge test and perform a pre-trip inspection where they had to correctly identify safety defects planted on a tractor-trailer. 

The driver with the most points in each of the nine classes took home the first place prize along with the opportunity to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships. They will compete against more than 400 other drivers from across the country in a skills test, pre-trip inspection and a written exam.

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