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Mark Fitterer, Professional Driver for UNFI, Inc., Named 2024 MTA Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion

Updated: Jun 18

Mark Fitterer, resident of Prior Lake, MN and professional truck driver for UNFI, Inc., took first place in the Twin Trailer Class and was named overall Grand Champion at the Minnesota Trucking Association Truck Driving Championships on June 10th. He now has the opportunity to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships, August 21-24 in Indianapolis, IN.


The Minnesota Truck Driving Championships is a one-day competition featuring over 60 of the state’s top drivers who had to navigate a six-problem obstacle course, complete a written knowledge test and perform a pre-trip inspection where they had to correctly identify safety defects planted on a tractor-trailer.


The driver with the most points in each of the nine classes took home the first-place prize along with the opportunity to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships. They will compete against more than 400 other drivers from across the country in a skills test, pre-trip inspection, and a written exam.


The first-place winners of each class are:


Five-Axle, David Bunting, Martin Brower

Flatbed, Raymond Schneider, Centurion Logistics Leased to Federal Express Corporation

Four-Axle, Mark Goff, UNFI

Sleeper Berth, Jacob Rosier, Fortune Transportation

Step Van, Lindy Jackson, B Jackson Leased to Federal Express Corporation

Straight Truck, Larry Steffensen, FedEx Freight

Tank, Wayne Anderson, Calhoun Truck Lines

Three-Axle, Paul Butkowski, FedEx Freight

Twin Trailer, Mark Fitterer, UNFI


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