Meet Our Champions

2019 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship

2019 J.B. Hunt driver champions competing at ARTDC.

The 2019 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship is here!

Join us in cheering on 30 employee drivers July 12-13 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. They’ll compete in a written exam and skills test in hopes of advancing to the National Truck Driving Championship!

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Now, meet the drivers!

Adrian

Adrian is an intermodal driver based out of Haslet, TX. He was recognized as Driver of the Month in 2017 and has been accident-free for six years. Outside of work, Adrian enjoys spending time with his granddaughter. He and his family are excited to be returning to the championship for a second year.

Andy

Andy is an intermodal driver based out of Portland, OR. He considers driving with J.B. Hunt to be one of his proudest career accomplishments. In his spare time, Andy enjoys barbequing with friends and family. His wife will be joining him for his first experience at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Angel

Angel is a dedicated driver based out of Kansas City, KS. In his 22 years with J.B. Hunt, he’s driven over one million safe miles and was recognized as Driver of the Year in 2016. Outside of driving, Angel enjoys taking his granddaughter to the park and looks forward to another grandchild arriving in September. Angel is excited to be competing at the championship for a fourth time this year – especially after bringing home 2nd place in the Flatbed Division last year.

Antoine

Antoine is a dedicated driver and driver trainer based out of Livonia, MI. Outside of his 13-year career with J.B. Hunt, Antoine coaches two youth basketball teams at Keystone Academy. He and his wife look forward to their first year at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Bryan

Bryan is a dedicated driver and driver trainer out of Siloam Springs, AR. When he’s not working, Bryan values time with his family, including his “four-legged kids”. He also loves to watch Nascar and dirt track racing. Bryan and his wife look forward to his return for a second year of competition.

Cesar

Cesar is an intermodal driver based out of Lithia Springs, GA. His proudest career accomplishment is driving over one million safe miles. Cesar is a sports fan and enjoys watching football and soccer regularly. Cesar’s wife and three kids look forward to cheering him on at the competition.

Dale

Dale is a Final Mile driver and driver trainer out of Greer, SC.  He has driven with J.B. Hunt for nine years and was recognized as Regional Driver of the Month in 2018. Dale golfs in his free time and enjoys visiting Myrtle Beach with his wife. Returning to the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship, he is excited to reconnect with the J.B. Hunt family.

Dan

Dan is a dedicated driver out of Pleasant Prairie, WI. He is approaching two million safe driving miles and was recognized as Driver of the Year in 2015. Dan enjoys watching baseball during his time off, especially watching his son play. This year, Dan will represent J.B. Hunt at the championship for the first time and his son will be cheering him on.

Darrell

Darrell is a dedicated driver out of Northlake, TX and has over two million safe driving miles in his 20 year career with J.B. Hunt. He was recently featured as a Goodyear Highway Hero Finalist after rescuing a couple from a severe car accident along an Arizona highway. In his free time, he enjoys farming, fishing and supporting his daughter’s goat showings. Darrell is excited to return for another year at the championship after placing 2nd in the 5-Axle Division last year.

David

David is a dedicated driver based out of York, PA. He has been accident-free for 30 years and recently achieved two million safe driving miles at J.B. Hunt! When he isn’t driving his truck, he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. David is excited to return to the competition after winning 1st place in the 5-Axle Division last year and looks forward to seeing old friends.

Derick

Derick is a Final Mile driver out of Louisville, KY and has driven over one million safe miles during his 16 years with J.B. Hunt. This year, he will return to compete at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship with his wife and daughters cheering him on. When he’s not driving, Derick enjoys spending time at the lake.

Doug

Doug is an intermodal driver based out of Bartow, FL and has driven over two million safe miles with J.B. Hunt! Doug enjoys spending vacation time on cruise ships visiting new places. He has driven with J.B. Hunt for 24 years and this will be his first year to compete at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Eric

Eric recently celebrated his first anniversary with J.B. Hunt as a regional over the road driver based out of Ozark, IL. In his free time, he enjoys camping, fishing and spending time by the campfire. Eric looks forward to competing for the first time this year.

James

James is a dedicated driver based out of Indianapolis, IN. Something he is most proud of is his 2.5 million safe driving miles. In his free time, James enjoys golfing and taking his grandkids fishing. His wife will be joining his return to the competition, and he looks forward to reconnecting with the J.B. Hunt family at the championship.

Jason

Jason is a dedicated driver based out of Dallas, TX and was nominated for Regional Driver of the Month this past April. Jason enjoys going to Rangers games and barbecuing for his family and friends—especially during football season. Excited for his first year competing, he looks forward to meeting people and learning something new.

Jerome

Jerome is a Final Mile driver out of Jacksonville, FL. He enjoys being a driver trainer and has been recognized as Regional Final Mile Employee of the Month. When Jerome isn’t working, he can be found playing basketball and shooting pool. With his wife’s support, he is excited to take another shot in competing at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Jimmy

Jimmy is a regional over the road driver based out of Bastrop, LA. He has been with J.B. Hunt for over 23 years and has driven over one million safe miles! When Jimmy isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his three Boston Terriers. Jimmy will be joined by his wife for his first year at the championship.

John

John is a dedicated driver out of Northlake, TX and has driven over one million safe miles. In 2014, he was recognized as the Southwest Regional Driver of the Year. Outside of driving, John enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as reading books, going shooting and playing an occasional video game. John looks forward to another year at the championship representing J.B. Hunt.

Kevin

Kevin is an intermodal driver and driver trainer based out of Sumner, WA. He has driven over two million safe miles with J.B. Hunt in the last 26 years! In his free time, Kevin enjoys camping, golfing and playing guitar. He is looking forward to his first year competing in the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Louie

Louie is a Final Mile driver based out of Oklahoma City, OK. He has over one million safe driving miles with J.B. Hunt and was recognized as Final Mile Driver of the Year in 2017. Louie enjoys spending his time attending sporting events, date nights with his wife and spending time with his four kids. He looks forward to revisiting relationships he has made through Arkansas Truck Driving Championship over the years. Last year he brought home 1st place in the Step Van Division!

Marshawn

Marshawn is a regional over the road driver based out of Lithonia, GA. When Marshawn is not on the road, he enjoys drawing, collecting movies, working out and spending time with his family. Marshawn’s wife and family will join him for his first year competing at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Michael

Michael is a Final Mile driver out of South River, NJ. He has been accident-free since his start at J.B. Hunt 10 years ago. When he’s not driving, Michael cherishes spending time with his two grandchildren, which includes watching a lot of soccer games. Michael looks forward to his first year at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Mike

Mike is an intermodal driver and driver trainer based out of Edgerton, KS. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three kids. Mike also enjoys spending time watching the Kansas City Chiefs. He is confident and excited for a good competition and looks forward to traveling to Lowell with his family.

Matt

Matt is a dedicated driver out of Van Buren, OH and has driven with J.B. Hunt for seven years. Outside of work, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, wood-working and spending time with his grandkids. Matt looks forward to returning to the championship and hopes to share advice with some of the newcomers.

Phillip

Phillip is a regional over the road driver based out of Austin, TX. Phillip says he wakes up every morning ready to drive. As a long-time competitor, he looks forward to representing J.B. Hunt at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship for the first time this year. When he isn’t driving, Phillip enjoys spending time working in his yard.

Roland

Roland is a regional over the road driver out of Marlboro, MD. Last year he was recognized as Rookie of the Year and placed 2nd in the Sleeper division at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship. When he’s not working, Roland enjoys spending time at Chesapeake Bay with his wife. He also enjoys listening to audio books on the road.

Shaun

Shaun is a regional over the road driver based out of Houston, TX and is working toward reaching one million safe driving miles. When he isn’t driving, Shaun enjoys spending his free time hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. His son will join him for his first year at the championship.

Terry

Terry is an intermodal driver based out of South Gate, CA and has over two million safe driving miles. In the last 28 years with J.B. Hunt, he says the Million Mile celebration is his favorite memory. When Terry isn’t on the road, you can find him at Disneyland with his grandkids. This will be his first year competing in the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship.

Wayne

Wayne is a dedicated driver based out of Pittston, PA and has driven over one million safe miles. In his free time, Wayne enjoys fishing and has a passion for cars, especially models from the 60’s and 70’s. This is Wayne’s first year competing at the championship and says he looks forward to the challenge and overall experience.

Wes

Wes is a dedicated driver out of Siloam Springs, AR and has over two million safe driving miles with J.B. Hunt. His family will join him this year in Lowell and he says he comes prepared with a strategy for his return to the championship!

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