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Mike Whitehead

FedEx Freight
South Dakota – 5-Axle Sleeper Class
Best Pre-Trip
FedEx Ace

Mike will be making his ninth NTDC appearance as South Dakota’s representative in the 5-Axle Sleeper class. He had the Best Pre-Trip at the 2017 South Dakota TDC. Mike has won a total of eight state titles in five different driving classes and is a member of the elite FedEx Aces team. In 2015, he was named South Dakota’s Driver of the Year and at the TDC that year earned the coveted Grand Champion award in winning the Flatbed class. A 31-year professional driver based in Sioux Falls, Mike has driven more than 3 million safe-driving miles. He is a member of the South Dakota Road Team. He has two daughters, Katelynd (21) and Myra (13), with whom Mike enjoys participating in 4-H activities. The Whitehead family resides in Lennox, South Dakota.

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Driver Information

Hometown: Lennox, S.D.
Career Years Driving: 31
Years With FedEx: 16
Safe Driving Miles: 3 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2007 5-Axle  
2009 Twins  
2010 Twins  
2011 Tank Truck  
2012 Tank Truck  
2013 Flatbed  
2016 5-Axle Sleeper