Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Ground Truck

Russ Smith

L & R Logistics Inc.
(a FedEx Ground contracted service provider)
Montana – 1st place 3-Axle Class

Russ won the Montana 3-Axle title to qualify for his third NTDC in four years. He also won the 3-Axle title as a TDC rookie competitor in 2013 and the 5-Axle Sleeper title in 2014. Owner of L & R Logistics Inc., which contracts to provide services for FedEx Ground in Missoula, Russ has been a professional driver for 37 years. He has logged more than 2.6 million safe-driving miles. Russ enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and trucks in his free time. He and his wife Lindsay, who competed at the 2014 NTDC, have a newborn son, Cannon, and live in Alberton, Montana.

  • FedEx Ground Driver Russ Smith
  • The Chairman's Challenge
  • FedEx Ground

Driver Information

Hometown: Alberton, Mont.
Career Years Driving: 37
Years With FedEx: 11
Safe Driving Miles: 2.6 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2014 5-Axle Sleeper  
2013 3-Axle