Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Michael Zabawa

FedEx Freight
Colorado – Flatbed Class Champion

Michael, the 2014 Colorado Rookie of the Year, captured his second state title in three years – this one in the Flatbed class. He also won the Colorado Straight Truck championship and earned Best Pre-Trip Inspection and Grand Champion honors in 2015. Michael has been a part of the FedEx Freight team in Denver for 10 years and has accumulated more than 300,000 accident-free miles during his nine years of driving. He credits colleague Paul Swan for serving as an inspiration by spending many hours helping drivers prepare for TDCs. Michael’s hobbies include shooting, hunting, mathematics and working with the Boy Scouts. He and his wife Shannon have four young daughters: Olivia (7), Emma (4), Juliet (2) and Genevieve (1). The Zabawas live in Strasburg, Colorado.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Mike Zabawa
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Driver Information

Hometown: Strasburg, Colo.
Career Years Driving: 9
Years With FedEx: 10
Safe Driving Miles: 300,000

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2015 Straight Truck