The Minnesota Trucking Association recently named Stephen Laubach, a professional truck driver for FedEx Freight East in Roseville, as the 2006 Minnesota Truck Driver of the Year. Laubach has been a professional truck driver for 40 years, and has been with FedEx Freight for the last four years. He currently drives line-haul in twin trailers and runs from the Twin Cities to Des Moines, Iowa, every night.
During his 40-year career, Laubach has driven more than 2.5 million accident free miles, and he also is well respected by his company and co-workers. “Stephen is a well-rounded driver who puts 100 percent into each and every day,” says his safety director, John Pulliam.
Laubach, who lives in Oakdale, Minn., was selected from among a group of distinguished drivers by a team of judges comprised of the division administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a captain from the Minnesota State Patrol and a director at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. He was chosen based upon his safe driving record, job performance and community service. The Minnesota Truck Driver of the Year Program has been in existence since 1973.