Tennessee taps veteran trucker as its driver of the year

Updated Oct 17, 2021
Jeff Stinson
Jeff Stinson

A trucker with 34 years on the road and more than 2 million safe miles to his credit has been named Tennessee's driver of the year.

Jeff Stinson, who drives for FedEx Freight, was recently honored by the Tennessee Trucking Association. He has been a city driver for FedEx Freight at the company’s Kingsport service center for almost 30 years. 

Since joining FedEx Freight, 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 was honored at the TTA annual convention in Destin, Florida, Sept. 19-21.