Eleven FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the Wisconsin Truck
Winners Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Safety and
APPLETON, Wis. - June 11, 2012 -
Eleven drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX)
operating companies placed among the top finishers at the
2012 Wisconsin State Truck Driving Championship in
Appleton on June 8-9.
Brent Glasenapp, a driver for FedEx
Express based in Milwaukee, earned his fifth state
title with a win in the Straight Truck class. He also
won the Best Pre-Trip Inspection award.
Milwaukee-based FedEx Express driver
Jim Burmesch captured his fourth straight state title
with a win in the 4-Axle class.
FedEx Freight driver Gary Reimer (Mauston) won
the 3-Axle class for his third state
Madison-based FedEx Freight driver Jason Hillier
earned his second state title with a win in the Tank
Tom Schroeder, owner of Sunshine
Transportation, Inc. based at the FedEx Ground station
in Madison, won his first title with his first-place
finish in the Step Van class.
FedEx Express drivers Scott Parks (Milwaukee) and
Dennis Love (La Crosse), posted second-place finishes
in the 4-Axle and Step Van classes,
FedEx Freight drivers Duane Staveness (Mauston)
and Roland Bates (Oshkosh) posted second- and
third-place finishes, respectively, in the Twins
Roland Langer, a Mauston-based
driver for FedEx Freight, finished third in the
Straight Truck class.
Ben Reinke, owner of
Team Reineke, Inc. based at the FedEx Ground station in
Green Bay, finished third in the Step Van class.
Glasenapp, Burmesch, Reimer, Hillier and Schroeder
will go on to compete at the American Trucking
Associations' 2012 National Truck Driving Championships
(NTDC), known as the "Super Bowl of Safety," August 7-11
in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition, each state winner will
be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe driving
initiative, The Chairman's Challenge.
"The entire team of drivers representing FedEx is
dedicated to safety. It is an integral part of everything
they do," said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president
and CEO, FedEx Corp. "The performance of these
participants at theWisconsinchampionship is a testament
to their commitment to safety excellence."
The Wisconsin State Truck Driving Championship is
an opportunity for professional truck drivers to
demonstrate their driving skills and safety expertise.
The event includes a difficult driving skills test,
pre-trip inspection and written examination covering
vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety
In 2011, 115 driving professionals from 45 states
representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express,
and FedEx Custom Critical qualified to compete at the
National Truck Driving Championships by winning their
respective state's competition and driving
accident-free for at least one year. One FedEx competitor
captured the National Champion title in the Step Van
class. In addition, FedEx drivers earned nine additional
top-three finishes in their respective vehicle