Capturing top honors at last weekend's Missouri Truck Driving Championships held in Joplin, a trio of Overnite Transportation Co. drivers brought home first-place trophies
and led the company to the Team Championship title.
Earning his second state championship title, veteran St. Louis city driver Mike Millaway took top honors in the straight truck competition. Joining Millaway on the victory stand were Springfield, Mo., drivers Russell Alexander and Scott Raper. Alexander, a member of Overnite's 2002 All- Star Road Team, took top honors in the four-axle truck class, while Raper won the five-axle truck class.
Also bringing home a trophy for Overnite was Springfield Road Driver John Richardson, who came in third in the three-axle category.
As first-place winners in their state's competition, Millaway, Alexander and Raper will represent Overnite at the National Truck Driving Championships to be held this August in Columbus, Ohio. To date, 16 Overnite drivers from seven states have won state championships.
Other members of Overnite's Missouri Championship Team include: James Kinsey and Randy Luadzers of Columbia, Mo.; St. Louis drivers Dennis Eggemann, Donny Keeney, James Davis, Paul Tyler and Chuck Hargrave, a member of Overnite's All-Star Road Team; and Craig Adamson and Larry Brazzle from Overnite's Springfield Service Center.
Overnite, the trucking subsidiary of the Union Pacific Corp., is a less-than-truckload carrier serving more than 45,000 points in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Overnite operates 170 service centers nationwide, including its five Missouri facilities.
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