Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Jeff Thompson

FedEx Freight
Kansas – 3-Axle Class Champion
Best Driving Course Score
FedEx Ace

Jeff attained his ninth state title after winning the Kansas 3-Axle trophy. He also posted the Best Driving Course Score. A professional driver for 39 years – 32 of them with FedEx Freight based in Kansas City – he has accumulated an amazing mark of 5.7 million accident-free miles. A captain on America's Road Team, he has been honored with numerous awards for safety and frequently gives safe-driving demonstrations at area schools. A native of Oklahoma, Jeff and his wife Marva have three children (Addie, Mollie and Jeremiah) and five grandkids (Gavin, Brylee, Ava, Henry and Hudson). The Thompsons live in Olathe, Kansas.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Jeff Thompson
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  • FedEx Freight

Driver Information

Hometown: Olathe, Kan.
Career Years Driving: 39
Years With FedEx: 32
Safe Driving Miles: 5.7 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category
2003 Twins  
2006 3-Axle  
2007 3-Axle  
2010 Flatbed  
2011 Flatbed
2012 5-Axle Sleeper  
2013 3-Axle  
2014 Flatbed  
2015 Flatbed