Michigan – 4-Axle Class Champion
Ron, the 2017 4-Axle National Champion, qualified for a return to the NTDC by again winning the Michigan 4-Axle title. The four-time state champion also won the Tank Truck class in 2009 and 2010. A third-generation truck driver, Ron has logged more than 2.9 million accident-free miles during his 37-year driving career. He is a member of the FedEx Freight team in Grand Rapids. Ron credits his mom and dad for teaching him to work hard while growing up on a farm. In his free time, Ron enjoys touring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He and his wife Carrie have three children – Amber, April and Allen – and six grandchildren. The Metternick family lives in Lowell, Michigan.
Hometown: Lowell, Mich.
Career Years Driving: 37
Years With FedEx: 12
Safe Driving Miles: 2.9 million
Past NTDC Appearances