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FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Safety

Don Logan's Absence Leaves Kansas Field Wide Open

At first glance, the Kansas Truck Driving Championships might be more notable by who is absent than who will be the ultimate winner. FedEx Freight Ace Don Logan, last year’s Grand Champ out of the Tank Truck division, isn’t competing at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on June 14-15.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 14, 2019
Business, Safety

FedEx Freight 3-Axle Ace Ritch Fundell Repeats as Illinois Grand Champion

Illinois TDC champion Ritch Fundell Ritch Fundell earned Grand Champion honors in the event that put a strong emphasis on educating the public about Illinois' "move over" law. (Ritch Fundell photo/FedEx)

For the second year in a row, Ritch Fundell had a grand old time at the Illinois Truck Driving Championships. Fundell, a 3-Axle ace with FedEx Freight, conquered the Pheasant Run Resort course in St. Charles on June 7-8 to earn his second straight trip to the National Truck Driving Championships.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 10, 2019
Business, Safety

Steven Clark Takes Top Honors at Surprising Utah Truck Driving Championships

Utah TDC Grand Champion Steven Clark Steven Clark has driven professionally for 25 years, including 13 with FedEx. He has logged more than 3 million miles of safe driving. (Steven Clark photo courtesy of FedEx Freight)

The unexpected was the norm at the Utah Truck Driving Championships. Defending Grand Champion Russell Atkin finished fifth in the Tank Trunk division, and rookie William Plevney took first place in the 5-Axle. When the dust settled, FedEx Freight driver Steven Clark was the 2019 Grand Champion after besting his closest challenger by 62 points in the 3-Axle class.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 7, 2019
Business, Safety

Message of Safety Hits Home Leading Up to Illinois Truck Driving Championships

FedEx Freight drivers Ritch Fundell and Miguel Corral are back and ready to repeat in the Illinois Truck Driving Championships on June 7-8. The event's primary safety focus will be on emphasizing adherence to Scott's Law, named after a Chicago firefighter who was struck and killed by a motorist while assisting at a roadside crash scene in 2000. Overall FedEx Freight claimed five division championships in 2018. UPS took home two first-place finishes, and XPO Logistics and YRC Freight earned one apiece.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 7, 2019
Business, Safety

Alabama Grand Champion David Hawk Paces FedEx Freight

Alabama TDC Grand Champion David Hawk Grand Champion David Hawk celebrates as Alabama TDC Chairman Jeff Melville (left) of Publix and Alabama Trucking Association Chairman Fenn Church of Church Transportation and Logistics look on. (Ford Boswell/Alabama Trucking Association)

David Hawk is taking his driving skills from Pelham to Pittsburgh. The FedEx Freight driver won the 3-Axle competition and clinched Grand Champion honors in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships earning a spot in the national event in August.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 4, 2019
Business, Safety

Three-peat Would Be Sweet Feat for FedEx Freight’s Gragg Wilson

Gragg Wilson of FedEx Freight (left) Gragg Wilson (left) of FedEx Freight poses with Paul Enos of the Nevada Trucking Association as he is presented his Sleeper Berth award in 2018. Wilson also earned Grand Champion honors. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Different class, same goal in the Nevada Truck Driving Championships. FedEx Freight driver Gragg Wilson is setting his sights on capturing a third consecutive Nevada Grand Champion crown, this time by besting the field in the Straight Truck class on June 1. Last year, he prevailed in the Sleeper Berth division en route to claiming the overall title.

May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Competition Gets Underway With Scott Woodrome Favored to Win

Scott Woodrome at the 2019 Ohio Trucking Driving Championships Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight takes the written portion of the test at this year's Ohio Truck Driving Championships. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight is back at the Ohio TDC beginning his quest to repeat.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 27: The LeBron James of Trucking

2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left), NBA superstar LeBron James 2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left) by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; NBA superstar LeBron James by Fruit Hoops via YouTube

2018 NTDC champion Scott Woodrome and NBA superstar LeBron James have a lot in common. Seriously.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ducker Departs, but He’ll Be Remembered as a Force for FedEx

Michael Ducker Michael Ducker says he’ll be taking charge of the sprinkler system at the family home, playing his piano for relaxation, tinkering with his tractor and tending to his beehive. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After 43 years, FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker finally has retired. Sort of.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2018