Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Ground Step Van

Franklin Vance

Robert Young Trucking, Inc.
(a FedEx Ground contracted service provider)
West Virginia – Step Van Class Champion

Making it back-to-back wins, Franklin won the 2017 West Virginia Step Van title for the second year in a row to qualify for a return trip to the NTDC. A driver for Robert Young Trucking, Inc., which is contracted to provide service for FedEx Ground in Charleston, Franklin has been a professional driver for nine years and has logged more than 250,000 safe-driving miles. He points to his father, Robert, as being an inspiration for teaching him discipline and safety. Franklin’s interests include sports, art and carpentry. He also draws building designs and enjoys woodworking. Franklin and his wife Kimberly have three children, Dakota (6), Jacob (5) and Alexis (2), and reside in Chapmanville, West Virginia.

  • FedEx Ground Driver Franklin Vance
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Ground

Driver Information

Hometown: Chapmanville, W.Va.
Career Years Driving: 10
Years Representing FedEx: 10
Safe Driving Miles: 720,000

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2016 Step Van