Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Dan Shamrell

FedEx Freight
Oregon – 4-Axle Class Champion
FedEx Ace

For the 15th time, Dan won an Oregon state title – this one in 4-Axle. He was the 2006 National 3-Axle Champion and finished second in the class in 2008. Additionally, he earned Vehicle Condition Awards in 1997 and 2006. A 31-year safe driver with FedEx Freight based in Portland, he has accumulated more than 1.3 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. In his spare time, Dan enjoys camping, hiking, woodworking and gardening. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children (James, David, Deanna and Zack) and four grandchildren: Levi (4), Jackson (3), Aurora (3) and Henry (1). The Shamrells live in Battle Ground, Washington.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Dan Shamrell
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Driver Information

Hometown: Battle Ground, Wash.
Career Years Driving: 31
Years With FedEx: 32
Safe Driving Miles: 1.3 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category NTDC Finish
1994 3-Axle  
1996 3-Axle 2nd Place
1997 3-Axle 5th Place; Vehicle Condition Award
1999 3-Axle 3rd Place
2001 3-Axle 2nd Place
2002 3-Axle  
2006 3-Axle 1st Place; Vehicle Condition Award
2008 3-Axle 2nd Place
2009 3-Axle  
2010 4-Axle  
2011 4-Axle  
2012 3-Axle  
2014 3-Axle  
2015 3-Axle