Billings FedEx drivers capture state awards

2014-06-29T00:00:00Z Billings FedEx drivers capture state awards The Billings Gazette
June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Billings drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2014 Montana State Truck Driving Championship in Billings on June 14.

Erik Lilleberg, of JRM Enterprises Inc. at the FedEx Ground hub in Billings, captured his fifth state title with a win in the Tank Truck class.

FedEx Freight driver Richard Grayson, of Billings, took home his third straight state title with a win in the 5-Axle class.

Billings-based Dalton Cornell (FedEx Freight) and Reese Butler, of R & M Butler Transport Inc. from the FedEx Ground hub in Billings, finished second in the 3-Axle and Twins classes, respectively.

Billings-based Owen Vogel, of JRM Enterprises Inc., and Chad Reichert, a driver for FedEx Freight, finished third in the 4-Axle and Tank Truck classes, respectively.

Additionally, the competitors representing FedEx Freight earned the Team Trophy.

Billings drivers Lilleberg and Grayson, plus other FedEx drivers from Montana will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations’ 2014 NTDC, known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” Aug. 12-16 in Pittsburgh. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe-driving initiative, The Chairman’s Challenge.

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