Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Ground Truck

John Smith Jr.

JSJ Trucking Inc
(a FedEx Ground contracted service provider)
Mississippi - 1st place Tank Truck Class
FedEx Ace

John, a three-time National Champion in two different classes, won the 2016 Mississippi Tank Truck class to qualify for his ninth NTDC. John owns JSJ Trucking Inc, which is contracted to provide services at the FedEx Ground station in Tupelo. Known affectionately as “You Know from Tupelo,” John was named 2016 Driver of the Year by the Mississippi Trucking Association. He has logged more than 2 million accident-free miles during his 24-year career as a professional driver. John knew the first time he drove that he wanted to be around trucks all of his life. Away from work, John enjoys hunting, boating and playing golf. John and his wife Bronwynn are the parents of a daughter, Mallorie, and live in Mooreville, Mississippi.

  • FedEx Ground Driver John Smith
  • The Chairman's Challenge
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Driver Information

Hometown: Mooreville, Miss.
Career Years Driving: 24
Years Representing FedEx: 21
Safe Driving Miles: 2 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category Placed
2015 Flatbed  
2014 4-Axle  
2010 Flatbed 1st Place
2009 Tank Truck  
2008 Tank Truck 1st Place
2007 Flatbed 1st Place
2006 Flatbed  
2003 3-Axle