Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Express Truck

Rob Janke

FedEx Express
Minnesota – 1st place 4-Axle Class

Rob won the Minnesota 4-Axle title to qualify for his fourth NTDC. He also won 4-Axle titles in 2005, 2009 and 2015. Rob is a 32-year professional driver who has spent 29 of those years with FedEx Express in Minneapolis. He is a 25-year safe driver and has logged more than 1 million safe-driving miles. He singles out FedEx Express team member Doug Cannon as an inspiration by demonstrating how to be a safe driver and influencing Rob to pass his experience on to new drivers. In his free time, Rob enjoys camping, bowling, hunting and playing golf. He and his wife Dawn have two sons, Darryl and Derek, who are married to Lisa and Linda, and a grandchild, Dylan. The Janke family lives in Blaine, Minnesota.

  • FedEx Express Driver Rob Janke
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Express

Driver Information

Hometown: Blaine, Minn.
Career Years Driving: 32
Years With FedEx: 29
Safe Driving Miles: 1 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2015 4-Axle  
2009 4-Axle  
2005 4-Axle