posts tagged with NTDC

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...

Saluting drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

driver apprecationblog image.jpg.jpeg This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! It’s a time to see beyond the anonymous head in the cab window you spot multiple times a day during your drive to work. It’s a time to appreciate the great effort and care that these warriors put into their jobs both on and off the road.

A truck driver plays an integral part of your day. Whether you are picking up a gallon of milk from the local grocery store or ordering a pair of shoes online, a truck driver helped put that item in your hands...

Thanks For Going From Here to There

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Have you ever stopped to think about how the bed you slept on last night, or the chair you’re sitting in right now or that picture frame that holds so many memories made it to your house? Most of those items were likely not built in your hometown; but rather were shipped to you from all over the country or even the world.

Meet some of our champions

FedEx is proud of our state champion drivers and contractors, who are competing this weekend in the National Truck Driving Championships!

You may know that they are amazingly skilled behind the wheel, but do you know their favorite diner or stretch of road? Take a look below for an peek behind the wheel at some of our champions: