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Idaho truckers win top national honors

Two Idaho truck drivers earned top honors at the National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., the week of Aug. 6.

Michael Grogan, of Boise, won first place in the five-axle van class. He has been a truck driver for 21 years and has worked for Con-way Freight for the past seven years. He participated in the NTDC in 2007 and 2008, and he won first place in the five-axle van class at the Idaho state competition in Meridian in May. His national win is the second time an Idaho driver has won first place in a class competition at the NTDC.

Robert Sutton, of Meridian, won Rookie of the Year, meaning he placed first out of all drivers competing for the first time at the NTDC. He has been a truck driver for 32 years and has worked for ABF Freight Systems for the past four years. He won first place in the three-axle van class at the

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  1. Great job guys. Idaho representing hard. I have thought seriously about entering one of these competitions before. Next time around maybe one of you and myself will be going toe to toe! lol.

    I only have half of the experience but I think I can be a pretty good challenge to the best of them.

    Anyway, congratulations.