Chairman's Challenge

National Truck Driving Championships
Competitor Profile

  • FedEx Freight Truck

Tim Banasiak

FedEx Freight
Illinois – 1st place 5-Axle Sleeper Class

Tim earned his fifth state championship, capturing the 5-Axle Sleeper title for the second straight year and also posting the Best Pre-Trip Inspection at the Illinois TDC. Tim previously won the Tank Truck title in 2006 and the Twins title in 2009 and 2012. A 26-year professional driver with nearly 2.8 million accident-free miles to his credit, Tim has been part of the FedEx Freight team in Peru for the past 12 years. He points to his parents as an inspiration through their hard work and dedication. Tim grew up working on a farm and began driving by helping his brother make gasoline deliveries. In his free time, he enjoys playing racquetball, lifting weights and riding motorcycles. He is the father of two children: Marc and Madyson. Tim and his significant other, Jen Bence, live in Peru, Illinois.

  • FedEx Freight Driver Tim Banasiak
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Driver Information

Hometown: Peru, Ill.
Career Years Driving: 26
Years With FedEx: 12
Safe Driving Miles: 2.7 million

Past NTDC Appearances

Year Category  
2015 5-Axle Sleeper  
2012 Twins  
2006 Tank Truck