Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Chris Outen

FedEx Freight
Oregon – Tank Truck Class Champion
Grand Champion
FedEx Ace

Chris earned his eighth Oregon state title in nine years – this one in the Tank Truck class. The Tank Truck class is the fifth that he has now won. Chris finished second at the NTDC in the Twins class in 2010 and the 4-Axle class in 2012. A member of the elite FedEx Aces team, Chris is a 31-year driver for FedEx Freight based in Portland. He has logged more than 1.6 million safe-driving miles. Chris was named to the America’s Road Team earlier this year. He points out his father, Robin, as being an inspiration by teaching him to work hard, put family first and be respectful. He and his wife Sandy live in Vancouver, Washington.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Chris Outen
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Freight

Driver Information

Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
Career Years Driving: 31
Years With FedEx: 31
Safe Driving Miles: 1.6 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category NTDC Finish
2009 Twins  
2010 Twins 2nd Place
2011 3-Axle  
2012 4-Axle 2nd Place
2014 Twins  
2015 Twins  
2016 Straight Truck