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Teamsters Drivers Take Home Nearly Two-Thirds Of The Awards
Updated On: Apr 27, 2013

The Teamster Drivers dominated the New Mexico Truck Roadeo again this year, as they have for the last 7 years! Teamster Driver Members from Local Union 492 competed in 7 classes this year and took 1st place in 6 of the 7, took 2nd place in 5 of the 7, and took two 3rd place trophies; nearly two-thirds of the awards given out in these 7 classes were won by Teamster Drivers!

These Great Drivers truly represented their respective Companies and the Teamsters here in New Mexico. They have made this Union so proud to see so many members of Teamsters Local Union 492 walk up to that podium to get their awards. We know a lot of these drivers spend their own personal time to practice, and that time paid off again this year. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the participants and volunteers that helped make this another great Truck Roadeo.

A special thanks to the Companies, ABF, YRC, and TDI, for supporting and sponsoring these great drivers, and for all the behind-the-scenes work that they do to make this enormous production such a great success.

Click Here to view photos from the event and award ceremony. Click Here to view the 2012 article.  

If you notice any missing or incorrect information in this article, or if you would like to submit your own photos, please Click Here and fill out the email contact form. We rely on participation from the companies for the following information in this article:

ABF

1st place-4 axle-Ralph Garcia-11th win in a row!

1st place-Flatbed-Michael Contreras-5th win in a row!

1st place-Sleeper-Gerald Benavidez -3rd win in a row!

1st place-Tank-Charlie Estrada-2nd win in a row!

1st place-Twins-Ricky Lucas 

2nd place-Twins-Chad Sullins- 5th time to place in the last 6 years!

2nd place-5 axle-Tito Torres

2nd place-Sleeper-Carl Marquez

2nd place-Tank-Joseph Carrillo-ROOKIE of the Year!

3rd place-3 axle-Kirk Weis    

ABF took the TEAM TROPHY for the 7th year in a row! 

ABF was also awarded the Fleet Safety Award in the 5,000,000+ miles category.

ABF had 2 Drivers of the Month honored.

Joe C. Garnand for Nov. 2012

James E Duffy Dec. 2012

ABF’s other participants were James Morgan- 5 Axle, Duane Oldfield- twins, Robert Delgado-5 Axle, Craig Arellano-twins.

YRC

1st place-3 axle-Jack Rojas

2nd place-4 axle Ron Burns -Rookie

3rd place-Flatbed Martin Griego-Rookie

YRC had three drivers selected for drivers of the month

Ron Reser-May

Al Weddle-July

Wes Johnson-February

YRC had 12 other participants (492 has not yet received their names)

TDI

492 has not yet received any info from TDI but we do know that Brian Thais and Jerry Trujillo competed in the 4-axle.

This article will be updated as info and photos come in.


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