North Carolina - 1st place Step Van
Rookie of the Year
Karen won the North Carolina Step Van title on just her first attempt and also earned the Rookie of the Year honor. Karen, of Empire Freight, Inc. domiciled at the FedEx Ground station in Greensboro, has been a professional driver for 19 years — including several as a school bus driver. She is closing in on 500,000 accident-free miles. When she’s not behind the wheel, Karen enjoys sewing and boating. She and her husband Robert have three children: Anthony, Christine and Joe. The Wigand family lives in Kernersville, N.C.