One hundred and fourteen drivers from 45 states representing the FedEx Corp. operating companies will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 3-7. Each FedEx driver earned the right to compete in the NTDC by qualifying at state-level truck driving championships. The American Trucking Associations sponsors the NTDC, which is designed to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers.
“Every day, the thousands of professional drivers and contractors who comprise the FedEx driving force strive not only to deliver shipments on time but also to ensure that safety continues to be their most important priority,” says Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp. “This collective commitment of our driving force to safely share the road with other motorists each day has been validated by the performance of the more than 1,400 FedEx drivers, couriers and contractors who competed in their respective state truck driving championships and the accomplishments of our 114 NTDC competitors in particular.”
At the NTDC, the FedEx drivers will be among nearly 450 competitors who will vie for national titles in nine different classes of vehicles and for the National Grand Champion title. The drivers accumulate points by demonstrating their driving skills and knowledge of the industry through a written exam, pretrip inspection and field test.