FedEx Corp. announced that 115 drivers from 45 states will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 9-13 in Orlando, Fla. 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.
“At FedEx, safety is a top priority in every aspect of our business,” says Frederick Smith, president, chief executive officer and chairman. “This commitment is evident through the performance of the more than 1,400 FedEx team members who competed in their respective state truck driving championships and of our 115 national finalists.”
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.