Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Ground Truck

Jesse Benkert

Seven Springs Enterprises, Inc.
(a contracted service provider for FedEx Ground)
Kentucky - 1st place Straight Truck

After earning three Kentucky Step Van titles in four years, Jesse captured the Kentucky Straight Truck title in 2016. Jesse is employed by Seven Springs Enterprises, Inc., which contracts to provide service for FedEx Ground in Louisville. He captured Kentucky Step Van titles in 2012, 2014 and 2015. A professional driver for 18 years, he strives to always be acutely aware of his surroundings on the road so that he arrives home safely. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys martial arts. Jesse and his wife Erica have two children, Riley (7) and Reece (2). The Benkerts reside in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • FedEx Ground Driver Jesse Benkert
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Ground

Driver Information

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Career Years Driving: 18
Years Representing FedEx: 12
Safe Driving Miles: 450,000

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category
2015 Step Van

2014 Step Van

2012 Step Van