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