Blountville Resident Named Tennessee Trucking Association Driver of the Year

Oct 8, 2021 | FedEx

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2021 – Blountville resident Jeff Stinson was recently named the Tennessee Truck Driver of the Year by the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA). 

To date, Stinson has gained nearly 30 years of experience as a city driver for FedEx Freight at the company’s Kingsport, Tennessee, service center. He has amassed more than two million accident-free miles in his 34-year professional driving career.

“I am so very proud to have had the opportunity not only to work beside Jeff for many years, but also to have enjoyed a great friendship all our lives,” said Ross Tester, service center manager at FedEx Freight in Kingsport, Tennessee. “Jeff takes every opportunity to educate area students about safety and to train young drivers in the trucking industry. He is a true leader among his peers and goes above and beyond to promote safety and be a role model for TTA. He is very deserving of this award and I am proud of his accomplishments.”

Stinson decided at age 20 to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a professional truck driver.

Since joining FedEx Freight nearly three decades ago, Stinson has earned multiple honors and awards, including the FedEx Freight Bravo Zulu Award for Safety, the FedEx Freight Master President Safety Team Award, and FedEx Freight President’s Safety Team Award. He has also won numerous TTA Tennessee Truck Driving Championship awards over the years, including Grand Champion in 2017 and first place in the tanker class in 2016 and 2017. Stinson has also been a dedicated volunteer in the community, organizing events to collect and distribute supplies for local elementary school children.

Stinson was honored at the TTA Annual Convention held in Destin, Florida, Sept. 19-21, and will now compete against drivers from other states for the American Trucking Associations Driver of the Year Award.

The TTA annually honors one driver, nominated by the driver’s company, with the Driver of the Year Award presented for an exemplary driving record and for representing the best aspects of the driving profession, including safety, courtesy, and heroism.

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