Sitton Driver of the Month
The Sitton Motor Lines Driver of the Month for August 2005 is Michael Raymond, a company driver from Kentwood, La. He has been with Sitton since December 2003. As Driver of the Month, he will get an embroidered jacket, a savings bond, a certificate and a choice of other gifts.
Raymond is now eligible for the Driver of the Year honor.
Runners-up for the award include Tim McDaniel of Shamrock, Okla., and Charlie Russell from Sparta, Mich.
Team drivers Anthony and Dianna Williams of Neosho, Mich., are also runners up, as is owner-operator Jason Ray of Neosho, Mich.
OTA Driver of the Year
Mervin Connolly, an owner-operator contracted to L. E. Walker Transport, is the 2005 Ontario Trucking Association/Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year.
Each year the award goes to a professional transport driver who has a collision-free driving record and is an exemplary truck driver both on and off the road.
In March 2005 Connolly was awarded an Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving, for helping lift a vehicle off a trapped man and assisting a passenger who had been ejected from the vehicle following an accident along Highway 401 approaching Windsor.
Connolly has driven more than 5 million accident-free kilometers in 38 years.
Trucker Buddy of the Month
Walter Brown is MultiMedia’s November Trucker Buddy of the Month.
Brown sends a weekly post card to Maria Berry’s class at the Children’s Home in Nashua, N.H. A company driver for Cowan System in Baltimore and resident of Owen Mills, Md., Brown adopted the class in April.
Brown will receive a personalized jacket, $300 to spend on the class, $200 in Trucker Buddy merchandise, an IdleAire adaptor, a Koolatron cooler, Donde Publishing’s “For the Long Haul,” and an accident photo pack.
The class will receive a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works.
Drivers and teachers can find out more about Trucker Buddy by calling (800) 692-8339.
C.R. England’s England Fuel Cap program for independent contractors requires participants to pay only $1.25 per gallon nationwide, no matter the pump price.
The eligible fuel stops include any stop provided by the fuel optimizer for the planned trip, C.R. England yards with fuel pumps and seven major fuel stop chains, including Pilot, Flying J, T/A, Love’s, Petro, Sapp Bros and Road Ranger.
All of C.R. England’s independent contractors are eligible to enroll in the program. Continued eligibility will be determined monthly based on achieving reasonable thresholds for miles per gallon and fuel optimizer compliance.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave Arnold Transportation Services its annual “Rising Star Carrier of the Year” award. Selection criteria included strong revenue/growth, ease of doing business, communication, flexibility, customer service and follow-up/correction of errors.