XENIA — With the summer driving season in full swing, Xenia resident Andrew Tuck will represent FedEx Ground, and his employer, Addison Transportation, Inc., in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Florida Aug. 9–12.
This annual championship celebrates those who exemplify safety and excellence in the driving profession.
Tuck earned a spot to compete in the prestigious national competition by winning at the Ohio truck driving championships in May. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the NTDC, which is designed to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers.
Tuck has driven more than 325,000 accident free miles over the course of his 11 years of driving. This year’s competition will mark his fifth appearance at the national level, including a first-place finish in the Step Van category in 2015. Along with qualifying for the national competition, Tuck’s performance at the state competition in May also qualified him to become a member of the elite FedEx Aces team.
At the NTDC, CSPs for FedEx Ground will be among the nearly 450 participants competing for national titles in nine different classes of vehicles, including the overarching National Grand Champion title. The drivers accumulate points by demonstrating their driving skills and knowledge of the industry through a written exam, pre-trip inspection and driving-skills challenge.
Story courtesy FedEx.