Brian Childress, a driver with FedEx Freight out of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been selected as the Nevada 2022 Driver of the Year by the Nevada Trucking Association. He has been employed by FedEx Freight since 1999, and in his 19 years of driving a commercial vehicle he has logged more than 3 million accident-free miles. Childress currently logs 120,000 miles annually driving from Las Vegas, Nevada to San Bernadino, California.
Childress was honored for his exemplary safety record, his professionalism, and an act of heroism on the highway where he pulled a person out of a truck that had flipped over in the snow. Childress was among 7 professional truck drivers who had also performed acts of highway heroism and were named “Knights of the Road.”
Childress is a veteran in the Army National Guard who served in Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom and has served as a military policeman stateside ammo depots and plants in Kansas and Missouri. He has been recognized with the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal and Reserves Overseas Ribbon.