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Printer-Friendly Winner Profile - Dan Shamrell

FedEx Freight
Oregon - 1st place 3-Axle

Grand Champion
FedEx Ace

For the fourteenth time, Dan won an Oregon state title – this one in 3-Axle, the class in which he won the National Champion trophy in 2006. He also took home the Grand Champion award. A 29-year safe driver with FedEx Freight based in Portland, he has accumulated more than 1.2 million accident-free miles during his career. Dan believes that his priority as a professional driver is to set the example of safety on the roadways. That example has earned him numerous awards for safety. In his spare time, Dan enjoys camping, hiking, woodworking and gardening. He even claims to be able to grow almost anything in his garden. He and his wife of 31 years, Kathy, have four children (James, Dave, Deanna and Zack) and two grandbabies (Jackson and Aurora). The Shamrells live in Battle Ground, Washington.