Tupelo-based JSJ Trucking, Inc. Recognized as a FedEx Ground Regional Entrepreneur of the Yea

NEMiss.News John Smith, Jr., JSJ Trucking


FedEx Ground has selected JSJ Trucking, Inc. as one of 20 regional Entrepreneur of the Year winners from among more than 6,000 small businesses that provide contracted package pickup, delivery and transportation services to businesses and residences.

Entrepreneur of the Year winners are recognized by FedEx Ground for valuing safety above all,
delivering excellent customer service, building a team of dedicated and engaged employees, and
conducting responsible operations during the fiscal year that ended May 31, 2022.

JSJ Trucking, Inc. has been operating for more than 20 years and was founded by President John Smith, Jr.

“It all comes down to our people,” says John Smith Jr., President of JSJ Trucking Inc. “None of this would be possible without their safe, hard work.”

JSJ Trucking is a big proponent of the yearly state Trucking Driving Championships (TDC). Smith is a FedEx Ace, a 10-time state champ and a three-time national champion. In 2016, he was named
Mississippi Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year.

JSJ Trucking, Inc. will join 19 other regional winners in Pittsburgh, the headquarters of FedEx Ground, on October 18 for a ceremony during which they will be recognized and three overall company winners announced.

“These exemplary companies have successfully navigated changing economic and market dynamics while placing their highest priority on safety and exceptional service to FedEx Ground customers,” said Paul Melander, Senior Vice President of Safety & Transportation, FedEx Ground. “As customer and consumer expectations continue to evolve, we are grateful for their outstanding efforts and are proud to recognize this year’s regional Entrepreneur of the Year winners!”

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