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2016 Georgia Truck Driving Championships
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One hundred sixty drivers competed under gorgeous skies for the prestige of the championship and the right to represent Georgia at the upcoming national TDCs held by ATA.


In addition, there were special awards for specific achievements, Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and scholarship awards.


For photos and more visit the GMTA Facebook page.

Special Awards

Clifford Williams Award

Large Team - ABF Freight System

Small Team - XPO Logistics

Guy Young Award

Grand Champion - Jerry Williams - FedEx Freight


John Harris Award

Rookie of the Year - Colt Bowerman – Margin Transport


Inez West Award

Written Exam - Tim Taylor – FedEx Freight


Quenton Taylor Award

Pre-Trip - Carlos Rodriguez – Old Dominion Freight Line


Rick Perkins Memorial Scholarship

Maggie Johnson


Georgia Driver of the Year

John Lex – Walmart Transportation


Georgia Safety Professional of the Year

Bill Daugherty – AAA Cooper









1 Keith McGuire

1 Colt Bowerman

2 Mike Britt

2 Herschel Evans

3 James Penny

3 Dwight Cook





1 Matt Awbrey

1 Doug  Austin

2 Don Carter

2 Marcus Gray

3 Pete Steerman

3 Todd Singleton





1 Antonio Mendez

1 Tim McElwaney

2 Brett Peace

2 Darrell Ellerbee

3 Carlos Rodriguez

3 Danny Trammel





1 Chuck Pearson

1 Jerry Williams

2 Ben Moore

2 Bill Keeling

3 Todd  Hester

3 Bill West


2016 Fleet Safety Awards

Grand Champion

J&M Tank Lines, Inc.


Flatbed Division

Pope Trucking

Intermodal Division

TCW, Inc.

Tank Division

 Less than 5 Million Miles

B-H Transfer Company

5-10 Million Miles 

J&M Tank Lines, Inc.

Dump Truck Division

Howard Sheppard, Inc.

General Commodities - Truckload Division


5-10 million miles

Southern Freight, Inc.

10-20 million miles

Brown Trucking Company

30-40 million miles

Walmart Transportation

General Commodities - LTL Division

Less than 1 million miles

Mohawk Services

1-5 million miles

Colonial Cartage Corporation

10-20 million miles

ABF Freight System

20-30 million miles

 AAA Cooper Transportation

30-40 million miles

FedEx Freight

30-40 million miles

Southeastern Freight Lines







Thank You Volunteers and Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsors


Banquet Sponsors

Anderson Uniform


ABF Freight System

Fusion Health


Atlas Logistics

Martin Brower


FedEx Freight

Publix Supermarkets





Shaw Industries


U.S. Legal Services

Trophy Sponsors


Lunch Sponsors

AAA Cooper


Atlas Logistics

FedEx Ground


Frito Lay

Howard Sheppard


Gossett Consulting Services

Great West Casualty Company


Peach State Freightliner

J.J. Keller & Associates


Publix Super Markets

Southeast Independent Delivery


Utility Trailer Sales Company of Georgia

ProLan Logistics


Walmart Transportation


Equipment Sponsors


ABF Freight System


Peach State Freightliner

Atlas Logistics


Penske Truck Leasing

Con-way Freight


Peterbilt of Atlanta

Energy Dispatch


Publix Super Markets

Gainesville Truck Center


Rush Truck Centers



Shaw Industries

Howard Sheppard


Southeastern Freight Lines

Metro Trailer Leasing


Vanguard Truck Center of Atlanta

Nextran Truck Centers


Walmart Transportation

Old Dominion Freight Lines


YRC Freight



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