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FedEx Chairman's Challenge

FedEx Chairman's Challenge
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Conceived by FedEx Chairman of the Board Frederick W. Smith, the Chairman’s Challenge is a call to drivers from all operating companies to represent FedEx in the annual American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). In 2019, the event will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14-17.

The key purpose of this corporate-wide initiative is to reinforce the FedEx commitment to the safety of its drivers, contracted service providers and couriers – and the motoring public. In addition, NTDC offers an excellent opportunity for our drivers to demonstrate their skills and professionalism while promoting the importance of safe driving at all FedEx companies.

With five National Grand Champion, 57 National Champion and eight National Rookie of the Year titles in the past 16 years, Team FedEx has established a reputation for excellence at the NTDC.

In 2003, the first year for the Chairman's Challenge, 902 drivers and contractors from FedEx operating companies competed in state-level competitions from which FedEx registered 58 state champions. In 2017, 2,000 FedEx drivers and contractors participated in state competitions. For the second straight year, more than 170 professional drivers from all 50 states qualified to compete and represent FedEx at the NTDC. Each driver qualified by winning their respective state's competition and driving accident-free for at least one year.

Drivers Representing FedEx Earn 10 State Truck Driving Championship Titles

A total of 10 drivers representing FedEx earned state titles at the Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana and Virginia Truck Driving Championships, June 13-15.

The state champions have each earned an opportunity to compete at the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships (NTDC & NSVDC) Aug. 14-17 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The state TDCs along with the NTDC and NSVDC provide professional truck drivers with an opportunity to demonstrate their driving skills and safety expertise. Championships encompass three parts – a challenging driving course, a pre-trip inspection and a written examination which covers vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.

In 2018, FedEx was represented at the NTDC and NSVDC by 185 drivers, couriers and service provider personnel who qualified to compete at the national championships by winning their respective state’s competition, and driving accident-free for at least the previous year.

Next up for Team FedEx are the New Jersey and Washington TDCs, June 21-22.

 

State Truck Driving Championships Results