Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Brad Lester

FedEx Freight
Oregon – 1st place Flatbed Class

Brad, the defending National 4-Axle Champion, returns to the NTDC after being named the Oregon Grand Champion and winning the state’s Flatbed title. A professional driver for 39 years – 25 of them with the FedEx Freight team in Portland – Brad hails from a family with deep roots in the trucking industry. His grandfather founded Lester Auto Freight in the late 1920s. When his uncle promised him he could start driving when his feet reached the pedals, Brad taped blocks to them to get behind the wheel more quickly. Brad points to his father as an inspiration, teaching him everything about trucking. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and playing golf. Brad and his wife Julie live in Happy Valley, Oregon.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Brad Lester
  • The Chairman's Challenge
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Driver Information

Hometown: Happy Valley, Ore.
Career Years Driving: 39
Years With FedEx: 25
Safe Driving Miles: 2.3 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2015 4-Axle