4.5 Million Miles and Counting

| April 07, 2005

On another occasion, Dieu rescued a mother and daughter whose car was stuck in snow on a road few people traveled. “They were sitting in the car crying,” he says. “I felt really sorry for them.” Dieu got them out safely with some tire chains just before the road closed. “They offered to pay me, but I said, ‘No, just go on home,’” he says.


Career Driving Awards

  • Georgia Pacific Corp. 1993 Driver of the Year
  • 1 Million Mile Safe Driving Award
  • 2 Million Mile Safe Driving Award
  • 3 Million Mile Safe Driving Award
  • 4 Million Mile Safe Driving Award
  • Annual Safe Driver Award from first to 44th years of employment
  • 2002 Safe Driver Award for
    45 years of accident-free driving

  • 2001 TCA Company Equipment
    Driver of the Year 7th place

    Company Driver Top 5
    1. George Dieu, Coquille, Ore., Team Transport
    2. Thomas D. Miller, Marlington, W.V., Burns Motor Freight
    3. Robert G. King, Burkburnett, Texas, Contract Freighters
    4. Sharon and Larry Moore, Rupert, Idaho, Marten Transportation
    5. Brian W. Saunders, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Challenger Motor Freight

    Prizes and Sponsors
    Grand Prize Winner

  • All-expense paid trip for two to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., including Gold Circle tickets for the 4th row, front and center, and a stay at the Opryland Hotel – Detroit Diesel
  • 1,500 Rewards Card – Love’s Travel Stops
  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond, a personalized jacket and a recognition plaque – Truckers News and Randall Trucking Media Group
  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond – Great Dane Trailers
  • $1,000 in Frequent Fueler gift certificates – Flying J
  • $1,000 cash – Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $1,000 cash – Mack Trucks
  • $750 cash – Road Ranger/Eaton and Dana Corp.
  • $500 in gift certificates – Pilot Corp.
  • $500 cash – TravelCenters of America
  • $200 cash – Fontaine International
  • $200 in cash – DNV Certification
  • $200 U. S. Savings Bond – the St. Paul Companies
  • $200 cash – ArvinMeritor
  • $100 worth of meal coupons, a leather notebook and overnight bag – Rip Griffin Travel Centers
  • $100 cash – Truckload Management
  • A KBI Dieselmatic System Fuel Cylinder – KBI/Kold Ban International

    Second Place

  • All-expense paid trip for two to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., including Gold circle tickets for the 4th row, front and center, and a stay at the Opryland Hotel – Detroit Diesel
  • $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond – Great Dane Trailers
  • $1,000 in Frequent Fueler gift certificates – Flying J
  • $1,000 cash – Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $1,000 Rewards Card – Love’s Travel Stops
  • $700 cash – Road Ranger/Eaton and Dana Corp.
  • $500 U.S. Savings Bond and recognition plaque – Truckers News and Randall Trucking Media Group
  • $350 in gift certificates – Pilot Corp.
  • $350 cash – TravelCenters of America
  • $250 cash – Mack Trucks
  • $200 in cash – Fontaine International
  • $200 in cash – DNV Certification
  • $200 U. S. Savings Bond – the St. Paul Companies
  • $200 cash – ArvinMeritor
  • $100 cash – Truckload Management
  • $50 worth of meal coupons, a leather notebook and tote bag – Rip Griffin Travel Centers

    Third Place

  • All-expense paid trip for two to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., including Gold circle tickets for the 4th row, front and center, and a stay at the Opryland Hotel – Detroit Diesel
  • $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond – Great Dane Trailers
  • $1,000 in gift certificates – Flying J
  • $1,000 cash – Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $500 U.S. Savings Bond and recognition plaque – Truckers News and Randall Trucking Media Group
  • $500 Rewards Card – Love’s Travel Stops
  • $500 cash – Road Ranger/Eaton and Dana Corp.
  • $350 cash – TravelCenters of America
  • $350 in gift certificates – Pilot Corp.
  • $250 cash – Mack Trucks
  • $200 in cash – Fontaine International
  • $200 U. S. Savings Bond – the St. Paul Companies
  • $200 in cash – DNV Certification
  • $200 cash – ArvinMeritor
  • $100 cash – Truckload Management
  • $50 worth of meal coupons, and a leather notebook – Rip Griffin Travel Centers

    Fourth and Fifth Places

  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond – Great Dane Trailers
  • $1,000 cash – Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $500 U. S. Savings Bond and a recognition plaque – Truckers News and Randall Trucking Media Group
  • $350 in gift certificates – Pilot Corp.
  • $350 cash – TravelCenters of America
  • $275 cash – Road Ranger/Eaton & Dana Corp.
  • $250 cash – Mack Trucks
  • $200 cash – Fontaine International
  • $200 cash – DNV Certification
  • $200 U. S. Savings Bond – the St. Paul Companies
  • $200 cash – ArvinMeritor
  • $100 cash – Truckload Management
  • $25 worth of meal coupons, and a leather notebook – Rip Griffin Travel Centers

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