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August 11, 2011
FedEx is proud of our state champion drivers and contractors, who are competing this weekend in the National Truck Driving Championships!A driver must be accident-free for one year and hold all licensure for their class of truck to be eligible for competition. Drivers are tested in three areas: current rules and regulations, a pre-trip inspection and driving skills course. They must also compete against other drivers in their state and win first place to move on to the NTDC.
August 23, 2010
If trucks had patron saints, step vans would claim Rodney Dangerfield as their own. The late comedian’s trademark quip, “I get no respect,” describes how some in our industry view step vans.They’re wrong. Step van drivers have proven their mettle. Their skill and professionalism are indispensable to the trucking industry. It’s no exaggeration that step-van drivers are an economic linchpin.It’s safety, however, that places step-van drivers in a class all their own.
August 16, 2010
In what has become tradition of sorts for FedEx, our National Truck Driving Championships team produced several top finishers and out of those crowned six national champions. Saturday morning began with the announcement of the top finishers in each class, including a 3-way tie in the 5-Axle class. FedEx scored big with 13 finalists in seven of the nine classes including sweeps of Twins and Step Van.
August 9, 2010
The drivers were focused and determined on Day Two of the National Truck Driving Championships. An early morning breakfast for the Champions kicked off the day for all competitors – including the 115 drivers from Team FedEx. After breakfast, they made their way to the Convention Center to begin the day of the skills portion of the event.
July 29, 2010
Mark Courter, Manager of Safety Compliance, FedEx Freight****I always wanted to be a truck driver.
August 24, 2009
“The City of Champions” proved to be a fitting location for Team FedEx at the National Truck Driving Championships. Saturday morning began with the announcement of the top three finishers in each class. FedEx scored big with 10 finalists in six of the nine classes including sweeps of 3-Axle and Step Van. The finalists took one last crack at mastering the course before the final order was announced. FedEx walked away with four national champions: Don Logan-3-Axle, Mark McLean-Twins, Troy Swenson – 5-Axle Sleeper, David Thompson-Step Van.
August 21, 2009
It's called the Super Bowl of Safety and it's being held in the City of Champions and the home of FedEx Ground headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA. There are 98 FedEx drivers competiting this week through the weekend, and the FedEx Citizenship Blog is there to bring you the action.
August 21, 2009
The drivers were firing on all cylinders on Day Two of the National Truck Driving Championships. An early morning “Breakfast of Champions” kicked off the day for all competitors – including the 98 drivers from Team FedEx. After breakfast, they made their way to the Convention Center to begin the first day of the skills portion of the event. Drivers were then divided by class, with half competing in the pre-trip inspection and the other taking their turn on the driving course. On Friday, they’ll swap places.