Five FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the Virginia Truck Driving Championship
LEXINGTON, Va. – April 23, 2012 – Five drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) operating companies placed among the top finishers at the Virginia State Truck Driving Championship in Lexington on April 20-21.
- Mark Brundage, a driver for FedEx Express domiciled in Herndon, captured the top spot in the Step Van class for the second straight year.
- Hector Novoa, owner of Trinity Transport of Chantilly Inc. based at the FedEx Ground station in Chantilly, earned his second state title with his top finish in the Twins class.
- FedEx Express drivers Frank Woods (Christianburg) and Tommy Staubs (Dulles) placed second in the Step Van and 3-Axle classes, respectively.
- Matthew Bartnett, owner of Bartnett Trucking Corp. based at the FedEx Ground station in Fredericksburg, posted third in the Step Van class.
Brundage and Novoa will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations’ 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” August 7-11 in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe driving initiative, The Chairman’s Challenge.
“The entire team of drivers representing FedEx is dedicated to safety. It is an integral part of everything they do,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO, FedEx Corp. “The performance of these participants at the Virginia championship is a testament to their commitment to safety excellence.”
The Virginia State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and safety expertise. The event includes a difficult driving skills test, pre-trip inspection and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.
In 2011, 115 driving professionals from 45 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, and FedEx Custom Critical qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving accident-free for at least one year. One FedEx competitor captured the National Champion title in the Step Van class. In addition, FedEx drivers earned nine additional top-three finishes in their respective vehicle classes.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $42 billion, the company offers integrated business applications 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 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.