South Dakota – 1st place Straight Truck Class
Virgil qualified for his second straight NTDC by winning the Straight Truck title at the South Dakota TDC. He also earned the Straight Truck title in 2015. A professional driver for FedEx Freight based in Watertown, Virgil has racked up more than 1.1 million accident-free miles during his 16-year career. When he’s not delivering the Purple Promise, he enjoys gardening, stock car racing and collecting toy tractors. Virgil and his wife Mary have two children, Brent and Megan. The Thiewes family lives in Goodwin, South Dakota.
Hometown: Goodwin, S.D.
Career Years Driving: 16
Years With FedEx: 14
Safe Driving Miles: 1.1 million
Past NTDC Appearances