ATA-champsLast week, 431 top truck drivers from around the country descended upon St. Louis for the 78th annual “Super Bowl of Safety,” otherwise known as the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships, hosted by American Trucking Associations. But only one of them could be proclaimed 2015 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. That person was Ronald Emenheiser, Sr., a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Yorkana, Pa.

“All the competitors who took part in the National Truck Driving Championships are champions – they are champions for safety on our highways and for our industry’s image,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.  “And while I applaud all of them for their achievements and dedication to safety – I want to especially congratulate Ronald for winning the Bendix Grand Champion award with his superior driving skill and commitment to safety.”

To earn the coveted title, Emenheiser exhibited exceptional driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety. The veteran driver has more than 25 years of professional driving experience. He succeeds Jeffrey Langenhahn, a professional truck driver with Con-way Freight, as the Bendix Grand Champion.

ATA also honored Brook Figgins, a professional driver for FedEx Freight, as the 2015 Rookie of the Year.

See a full list of event winners here.

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