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FedEx Chairman's Challenge

FedEx Chairman's Challenge
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About the Challenge

View the complete list of State Truck Driving Championship events for the 2018 season.

Need to contact a FedEx regarding the Chairman's Challenge? Find the information by State & Opco.

Winner's Circle

See the drivers who took home their state championships in 2018.

See the outcomes of previous years' TDC competitions.

Meet the FedEx Aces — drivers who've proven they're are the best of the best year after year.

Driver Preparation

See documents and videos intended to help prepare drivers for upcoming competitions.

Review diagrams of competition courses that drivers may face when competing for state and national titles.

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 2018, the event will be held in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 15-18.

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 50 National Champion, four National Grand Champion and seven National Rookie of the Year titles in the past 15 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.

FedEx Drivers Earn 14 State Truck Driving Championship Titles

A total of 14 drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) operating companies earned state titles at truck driving championships (TDCs) held in Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee, April 27-28.

Through six state events in 2018, Team FedEx has had 27 drivers win state titles. 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. 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

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 2017, 173 driving professionals from all 50 states and representing FedEx Express, FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground 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 Idaho and Virginia state truck driving championships along with the San Antonio and Tyler Texas Regionals, May 4-5.

State Truck Driving Championships Results

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