Ted Carlson Brings Marathon Mentality to Driving Freight

IMG_0033.jpg Ted Carlson has pursued his passion for driving since the day he drove his first car, which didn’t even have a gas cap!

The current road driver for FedEx Freight has, over the years, tried his hand at driving just about anything he could get his hands on. From an M1 Tank on patrol in Iraq, loading dock cranes, an array of armored Humvees…he even once tried to drive an Iraqi steamroller to help with road construction! Rewind even a few years further back, and there’s Ted, in the midst of hurricane Katrina relief: It seems that there was a gigantic airport fire truck that nobody knew how to move, so of course, Ted jumps in and figures it out.

But with Ted, it’s not just variety that motivates him; it’s consistency...

Meet one of our champion drivers, Christy Tolbert

IMG_0029.jpg If you’re taking a road trip, you want Christy Tolbert on your team. She is one our many outstanding, expert drivers at FedEx Express, with six years of accident-free professional driving under her belt. Her driving abilities recently earned her Rookie of the Year and Grand Champion honors at an internal competition, and earning a spot in the finals at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Christy’s skills also mean that she is a fantastic navigator, often using her skills of setting landmarks and reference points to help guide her family on camping and fishing trips to parks and recreational areas in Oklahoma...

FedEx Contractor Rescues Police Officer Under Attack

mike-elgas.png Mike Elgas, a driver for Wkforce, Inc, Service Provider to FedEx Ground, risked his own life to save the life of a police officer who was being assaulted.

It all started as an ordinary day as Mike stopped for breakfast on his way to work in Las Vegas, NV. While eating he noticed a belligerent customer overpower a police officer, knock him to the ground...

Cousins Unite Against Cancer

stjude-cousins.jpg Remco de Jong and Sean West are brothers-in-law and FedEx employees who have a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – both have children who have undergone treatment for cancer there and both run as St. Jude Heroes on Team FedEx, raising money for cancer research. Meet their children, Alyssa de Jong and Tyler West, cousins and St. Jude patients who hope to help cancer patients in the future...

Allie’s Air Dance

DSC01673 sq.jpg ...For years, large FedEx Express freighters have been named after the sons and daughters of company employees. Two years ago at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the plane-naming tradition expanded to include one Caravan on display at the tournament.

It’s only fitting that Allie’s name will adorn this year’s cargo plane. Her father is one of a select breed in a profession that requires enormous skill, bravery and the ability to operate under any stressful condition that might arise.

He’s a proud FedEx Express pilot. But more important, he’s Allie’s proud dad...