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2018 Driver of the Year Award Statewide Winner

James Kohr from FedEx Express.

2018 Statewide Driver of the Year Award Winner
James Kohr from FedEx Express out of Rochester, NY.
James spent all 33 years of his career driving for FedEx in Rochester, NY. During his career, he has accumulated 1.25 million accident free miles. He has received the Bravo Zulu award for 100% service to FedEx customers in 2018 as well as the Everett McMaster award for helping and mentoring other drivers at FedEx. His list of achievements during the NYS Truck Driving Championships is impressive. In 2007, his first year competing, he was awarded the Rookie of the Year award. He has had 6 first place finishes – five in straight truck and one in five axle. He is a two-time winner of the PreTrip award and has also won the Written Test award. Finally – he is a three time Grand Champion! In addition to the NY Championship, he has also competed three times in the St. Jude Charity Challenge Rodeo in Massachusetts.

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Your driver could be the next National Driver of the Year!

Every year, the Trucking Association of New York accepts nominations from member companies for the New York State Driver of the Year Award.

Drivers with outstanding driving records, who display their professionalism both on and off the road are considered for this prestigious award. Winners often are very involved in their community, through safety education or other civic or charitable pursuits.

The 2019 application submission period will open in January 2020.