Woman named grand champion in Florida contest

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FedEx driver Rebecca Nelson is Florida’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Florida Trucking Association)FedEx driver Rebecca Nelson is Florida’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Florida Trucking Association)

FedEx Express driver Rebecca Nelson took home the top spot at the Florida Truck Driving Championship, held June 6-9 in Daytona. Nelson won the grand champion title after also winning first place in the straight truck class, where she earned a score of 319.

Nelson is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and competed in the state championship there several times before she moved to Florida. She has worked for FedEx for over 28 years and has more than 250,000 safe driving miles.

She has competed in more than nine state driving competitions and has been to the National Truck Driving Championship three times before, with this year marking her fourth.