Nevada Trucking Association Announces Winners of the 2022 Nevada Truck Driving Championship

RENO, NEVADA – On April 23, 2022, the Nevada Trucking Association held its annual Truck Driving Championship (TDC) at AX Transportation in Las Vegas.

Over 80 drivers competed in this year’s event, with over 113,536,672 combined Safe Driving Miles.

Competitors are tested in three different categories:

  1. A written exam that tests the drivers’ knowledge of the industry, safety, and security.
  2. A pre-trip inspection, which tests competitors on their knowledge of the equipment, including maintenance and safety.
  3. A skills driving test that consists of six challenging obstacles, testing their ability to maneuver the truck and trailer in simulations of every day driving conditions.

Aaron Sharp, of UPS, a Rookie in the competition and son of long time Truck Driving Champion, David Sharp, was awarded this years’ “Grand Champion” and “Rookie of The Year”.

Eight of the TDC competitors will represent Nevada at the National Truck Driving Championship in Indianapolis, IN on August 16-20, 2022. Team Nevada will compete against 430 other professional drivers vying for selection as the nation’s top professional truck drivers.

First, second, and third place winners in each class are listed below:


1ST Jason Sarmiento – UPS


1ST Aaron Sharp, Rookie – UPS
2ND Robert Fini – FedEx Express
3RD Jorge Newton, Rookie – T-Force


1ST Jose Vizcarrondo – Yellow
2ND Ivan Padilla – ODFL
3RD Jorge Brey, Rookie – FedEx Freight


1ST Brandon Hardy – XPO
2ND Ruperto Lomeli – FedEx Freight
3RD Julio Camarena, Rookie – FedEx Freight


1ST Patrick Nerger – FedEx Express
2ND David Norman – FedEx Freight
3RD Ronald Bosworth – Walmart


1ST Eric Flick – UPS
2ND William Fox – XPO
3RD Shaun Schroeder, Rookie – Werdco BC


1ST Randy Stromlund – UPS
2ND Wayne Augustine, Rookie – T-Force


1ST David Sharp – UPS
2ND Walter Schwede, Rookie – AX Transportation
3RD Vladan Radovanovic, Rookie – FedEx Freight


1ST Matt Hart – FedEx Freight
2ND Gary Vaughn – UPS
3RD Tim Stanga – FedEx Freight

The Nevada Trucking Association would like to thank all the competitors who participated in this year’s TDC. We would also like to thank the sponsors and volunteers who make the Nevada’s TDC possible.


Ahern Hotel
AX Transportation
Silver State International
Velocity Truck Center
Pro Group Management
ITS Logistics
Steffen Schneider Agency
Southwest Truck Driving School
Terra Contractors

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