Hartselle driver part of national contest
A Hartselle driver will be one of more than 450 professional truck drivers from all 50 states will meet in Columbus, Ohio, to put their safe-driving skills to the test in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), known as “the Super Bowl of Safety.” Drivers earn the right to compete in this prestigious annual event by first winning titles in their respective vehicles classes at the state level.
Ross Garner, a driver for freight based in Decatur and a resident of Hartselle, will compete against his peers from across the country in the 3-Axle class. He qualified for the NTDC by taking the top spot in his class at the state competition earlier this year. Garner has accumulated more than 1,000,000 accident-free miles and has been a professional truck driver for 13 years.
Collectively, the 114 drivers who comprise the FedEx team come from 45 states and have driven nearly 132 million accident-free miles during their 2,319 years of professional driving.