Five FedEx Drivers Take Home Top Honors At the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships

August 20, 2019 4:08 PM

FedEx Freight’s Scott Woodrome named NTDC Grand Champion for second straight year

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced that five drivers representing the global transportation company were recognized with top honors at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships (NTDC/NSVDC). Scott Woodrome won the Twins title and earned his second straight NTDC Grand Champion award. This is the third straight year a driver representing a FedEx operating company has been named Grand Champion. Five were crowned National Champions in their respective driving classes, and FedEx Express driver John Sanderson was named the National Rookie of the Year.

The competition, which took place August 14-17 in Pittsburgh, PA, is hosted each year by the American Trucking Associations and has a long history dating back to 1937, when it was known as the National Truck “Roadeo.”

“We are proud of all the men and women who competed in the National Truck Driving Championships, and particularly those who took top honors at the national level,” said Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corp. “Each of these drivers represents both our commitment to excellence and our dedication to ‘safety above all’ in the communities in which we operate.”

This year, FedEx had the privilege of sending a total of 176 drivers from across the country to the NTDC. In the past 17 years, FedEx drivers have earned six National Grand Champion titles, 62 National Championships, and nine National Rookie of the Year titles.

Individuals honored this year include:

In addition to five national champions, nine drivers were top finishers in their respective driving class:

A FedEx driver received the Rookie of the Year award for the fifth straight year:

Five drivers from FedEx were among the nine competitors who received the Highest Score on the Written Exam (All with perfect scores):

Also, two drivers from FedEx were members of Pennsylvania’s Team Champions:

Nearly 450 drivers total competed in the NTDC and NSVDC this year. Drivers vied for national titles in nine different classes of vehicles and for the National Grand Champion title. Drivers accumulated points by demonstrating their driving skills and knowledge of the industry through a written exam, pre-trip inspection and driving skills challenge. To be eligible, a participant must have continuously driven for a motor carrier fleet for a minimum of one year and remained accident free for one year prior to the competition.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $70 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 450,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

Sederia Gray

FedEx Media Relations


Source: FedEx Corp.


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