This award is the highlight of the ATA National Truck Driving Championships. The Grand Champion is selected through a handicapping system which takes into consideration the differences in vehicle operating characteristics in the different classes of competition. Therefore, the Bendix NTDC Grand Champion is not necessarily the individual with the highest cumulative total score. The Grand Champion formula identifies the individual who did well in all areas of competition plus how much greater the National Champion outscored his/her fellow class contestants in the Skills Test.

Year Winner
1987

Les Beall

Safeway Stores

Bowie, MD

1988

Richard A. Gillespie

Star Tribune 

Minnesota 

1989

Robert W. Sherman

Exxon Company, U.S.A.

Richmond, VA 

1990

Robert Dolan 

A-P-A Transport Corp. 

Pennsylvania 

1991

Richard Gillespie 

Star Tribune Newspaper 

Minneapolis, MN 

1992

Raymond M. Simon

Yellow Freight System

Minnesota 

1993

Charles C. Brown 

Pepsico Foods Systems 

Kansas

1994

Stephen Plonski 

J.P. Food Service 

Minnesota 

1995

Mark T. Corriveau 

Hannaford Trucking Company 

Maine 

1996

John N. Aranda 

Silver Eagle Company 

Oregon 

1997

Raymond M. Simon 

Yellow Freight System 

Minnesota 

1998

Marty H. Lawson 

Harley-Davidson Transportation 

Pennsylvania 

1999

Marty H. Lawson 

Harley-Davidson Transportation 

Pennsylvania 

2000

Thomas C. Turner 

The Martin Brower Co., L.L.C.

Georgia / 5- Axle 

2001

Raymond M. Simon 

Yellow Freight System 

Minnesota / 4- Axle 

2002

James T. March 

Yellow Transportation Inc. 

Pennsylvania / Twins 

2003

Mark S. Dietsche 

FedEx Freight 

Oregon / Straight Truck 

2004

Richard W. "Wayne" Crowder 

FedEx Freight 

Kentucky / Flatbed 

2005

Rick D. Herbert 

Yellow Transportation, Inc. 

Illinois / 4- Axle 

2006

Dale L. Duncan 

Con-Way Freight 

California / Tank Truck 

2007

Alphonso Lewis 

Roadway 

Alabama / 4-axle 

2008

Dennis R. Shirar 

Heritage Transport, LLC 

Indiana / Straight Truck 

2009

Dale L. Duncan 

Con-Way Freight 

California / 5- Axle 

2010

Carl T. Krites 

Con-Way Freight 

Ohio / Tank Truck 

2011

Paul J. Phillips 

Con-Way Freight 

California / Straight Truck 

2012

Donald R. Logan 

FedEx Freight 

Kansas / Flatbed 

2013

Gary W. Harms 

Walmart Transportation, LLC 

Kansas / SleeperBerth 

2014

Jeffery Langenhahn 

Con-Way Freight 

Wisconsin / Twins 

2015

Ronald L. Emenheiser, Sr. 

Walmart Transportation, LLC

Pennsylvania 

2016

Charles Mike White 

Walmart Transportation, LLC 

Indiana / 3- Axle 

2017

Roland G. Bolduc

FedEx Express 

Massachusetts 

2018

Scott Woodrome 

FedEx Freight 

Ohio 

2019

Scott Woodrome 

FedEx Freight 

Ohio

2022

Roland Bolduc

FedEx Express

Connecticut 

2023

Gragg Wilson

United Parcel Service

Nevada