Business, Safety

Nevada Champion Gragg Wilson Goes About Winning in a Humble Way

Nevada 2018 truck driving championships winners Wilson (black shirt, fifth from left) surrounded by other 2018 Nevada Truck Driving Championships winners by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Consistency paid off, again, for FedEx Freight’s Gragg Wilson, who earned his fifth state grand champion title on April 28 en route to his 13th trip to the National Truck Driving Championships.

April 29, 2018
Business, Safety

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Takes Home Mississippi’s Grand Champion Prize

Grand Champion honors at Mississippi’s annual truck driving championships April 27-28 went to FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne, competing in the tanker class.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Dogged Pursuit Helps Ronnie Luckadoo Again Become South Carolina’s Top Trucker

South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo (center) South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight (center) with 2018 SCTDC Chairman Casey O’Dell (left) and 2018 SCTDC Course Marshall Jerry Peterson. (Denise McGill)

Winning South Carolina’s truck driving championships for the fifth time last weekend feels, well, very satisfying, Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2018

Ina Daly Crowned Grand Champion in Arizona State Truck Driving Championships

Ina Daly Daly at the 2013 NTDC event by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Competing in the tanker class, XPO Logistics Inc. trucking legend Ina Daly earned grand champion honors at Arizona’s truck driving championships and again secured a spot to the national tournament in August.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Kicks Off This Weekend in Louisiana

The journey to the National Truck Driving Championships has begun.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FedEx ‘Brain Coach’ Scott Mugno Nominated for OSHA Post

'Brain coach' Scott Mugno with FedEx drivers Mugno, right, and Fed Ex drivers courtesy of Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

Scott Mugno, the behind-the-scenes coach credited with much of the success of FedEx drivers at the National Truck Driving Championships and for FedEx’s safety record overall, has been nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

October 27, 2017
Business, Safety

NTDC Champion Roland Bolduc Reflects on Victory Path

2017 Bendix Grand Champion Roland Bolduc reflects on what it took to become a national champion with TT's Eugene Mulero just hours after having his accomplishment recognized at MCE. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

October 24, 2017
Business, Safety

Industry Praises Top Drivers, Technician at Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Truck Driving Championships grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express, along with TMC SuperTech grand champion Mark McLean, a technician with FedEx Freight, and Gary Plant, a Wal-Mart driver from Colorado, commanded center stage before American Trucking Associations executives at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Scott Mugno Is the ‘Brain Coach’ to FedEx’s Championship Drivers

FedEx's Scott Mugno (left) Mugno (left) by Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

When FedEx Express’ Roland Bolduc claimed the Grand Champion prize at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships, he did so as part of a team of about 170 company drivers who were dominant in every class. While the skills required to claim those victories are varied and unique to the competitors, the company has for years relied heavily on one man to get its drivers ready: Scott Mugno.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Truck-Driving Heroes, On and Off the Clock, Honored by FedEx Freight for Going Extra Mile

Sean Davis/Flickr

Like many a Good Samaritan, Blake Carter shrugged off his golden deed as what anyone should have done in the same circumstance.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 28, 2017