Bolduc of FedEx Express wins 2017 National Truck Driving Championship crown

From Transport Topics:

When Roland Bolduc heard that the winner of this year’s National Truck Driving Championships was from Massachusetts, his jaw almost dropped to the floor.

Bolduc had just been named the winner of the sleeper berth class at the awards banquet after three days of competition. And, a few minutes later, he heard his name again. After hugging his family, the FedEx Express driver from East Longmeadow rushed to the stage to be greeted by a standing ovation.

The roomful of competitors, family members and industry dignitaries loudly cheered their “Best in Show” Aug. 12. In his speech, trucking’s newest top driver emphasized the industry’s highest priority as he stood tall to address his comrades at this culmination of the “Super Bowl of Safety.”

“We gotta stay safe, and we gotta keep safety as a frame of mind. That’s Rule No. 1. And we all know it and we all get it,” he said, while stressing the value of teamwork.

See the full story from Transport Topics online. Photo courtesy John Sommers II and Transport Topics.

Note from MTAC

Congratulations to Roland Bolduc, who volunteers significant amounts of time in running the Connecticut Truck Driving Championship. Congratulations to Connecticut’s Tony Spero from ABF Freight for taking 3rd place in the tank truck division, and to Connecticut’s Paul Brandon from FedEx Freight who tied for first place for the highest written exam score.