Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

John Willinger

FedEx Freight
Kentucky – 5-Axle Class Champion
FedEx Ace

John won his third straight and 10th overall Kentucky state title, capturing the 5-Axle title. He is a member of the elite FedEx Aces team. The 27-year professional driver is a two-time top-three finisher at the NTDC in two different classes. He was also the 2010 Kentucky Grand Champion. A driver for FedEx Freight based in Louisville, John has won state titles in the 3-Axle, 4-Axle and 5-Axle classes. He has amassed more than 1.2 million safe-driving miles during his career, including 24 years with FedEx. One of eight children, his brother got him into the driving profession beginning in the furniture moving business in 1982. John and his wife Marcia have a daughter, Kelsey. The Willingers make their home in Bloomfield, Kentucky.

  • FedEx Freight Driver John Willinger
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Freight

Driver Information

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Career Years Driving: 27
Years With FedEx: 24
Safe Driving Miles: 1.2 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category NTDC Finish
2003 4-Axle  
2004 4-Axle  
2006 4-Axle 2nd
2007 4-Axle  
2008 5-Axle 3rd
2009 5-Axle  
2010 3-Axle  
2015 4-Axle  
2016 4-Axle