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Four FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the Idaho Truck Driving Championship

May 14, 2012

MERIDIAN, Idaho – May 14, 2012 – Four FedEx Freight drivers placed among the top finishers at the 2012 Idaho State Truck Driving Championship in Meridian on May 12.

  •   Randy Schwasinger earned his second state title with a win in the Straight Truck class. He is domiciled in Boise.
  • Mountain Home-based drivers Daryl Barnett and Tim Miller posted third?-place finishes in the Straight Truck and Twins classes, respectively.
  • Fellow Mountain Home driver Rick Sebring took home the third-place trophy in the 5-Axle class and also earned the Best Pre-Trip Inspection award.

Schwasinger 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 Idaho championship is a testament to their commitment to safety excellence.”

The Idaho 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.