Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Derek Gorrell

FedEx Freight
Wyoming – Straight Truck Class Champion

Derek won his second consecutive Straight Truck title at the Wyoming TDC to qualify for his second NTDC. A FedEx Freight driver based in Rock Springs, Derek has driven more than 1.5 million miles without ever having an accident. He has received numerous safe driver and Purple Promise honors. Derek aspires to have the same professionalism as his grandfather, who was also a professional driver. Derek enjoys spending time with family as well as hunting and fishing. One of his hidden talents is fixing electronics. He and his wife Shauna have four children: Kristen, Brady, William and Joslyn. The Gorrell family lives in Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Derek Gorrell
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Driver Information

Hometown: Fort Bridger, Wyo.
Career Years Driving: 19
Years With FedEx: 11
Safe Driving Miles: 1.5 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2016 Straight Truck