Blountville Resident Named Tennessee Trucking Association Driver of the Year

Mar 15, 2022 | Uncategorized

Jeff Stinson

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.

Visit for more information about TTA’s Tennessee Driver of the Year Award. 

About FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leading provider of priority, premium and economy less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services. From fast-transit delivery of time-sensitive shipments to cost-effective options when customers can trade time for savings, FedEx Freight simplifies heavy and bulk shipping in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FedEx Freight moves more than 105,000 LTL shipments each day, and with expanded service offerings like FedEx Freight Direct, shipments can also be safely delivered to and through the door for residences and businesses. FedEx Freight is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Nearly 43,000 team members across the network are driven to innovate for our customers and give back to the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $87 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 560,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit

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