Maverick Driver of the Year
Maverick Transportation announced that Lee Hammond of Norwalk, Ohio, was its 2006 Driver of the Year. After 11 years of service with Maverick, Hammond was honored with the annual title after a vote was taken from the 12 Drivers of the Month selected throughout 2006.
As Maverick’s October Driver of the Month for 2006, Hammond was recognized for a combination of safe driving, positive attitude and genuine driver professionalism.
Hammond previously has won a Million Mile Safe Driving Award. As Driver of the Year, she will receive an extra week of vacation time, a $2,500 bonus check and a custom-made leather jacket.
Con-way Freight announced that driver Steve Freitag has achieved 2 million accident-free miles. Freitag joins a list of only 12 Con-way drivers to achieve this career milestone.
“Steve Freitag is a valued member of our team, and we congratulate him on this remarkable achievement and his dedication to safety,” says David S. McClimon, Con-way Freight president. “His accomplishment underscores our commitment to safety – a core value at Con-way.”
A native of Naperville, Ill., Freitag has been a driver for Con-way Freight for 20 years and has 37 years of driving experience. Prior to joining Con-way Freight, Freitag reached 1 million accident-free miles – bringing his career total to 3 million. Freitag resides in Huntington, W.Va., with his wife and daughter.
CFI has announced the fifth driver in CFI history to reach 3 million accident-free miles. Delmar Hale, who started driving for CFI in 1984, says he was inspired to drive professionally from a childhood dream. He feels that driving was a lot easier when he first started but says it’s been good to him overall.
“You can’t let your guard down. You’ve got to pay attention at all times to stay out of trouble,” he advises. Hale resides in Cabool, Mo., with his wife, Linda.
“CFI has had 623 professional drivers reach the 1-million-mile mark, 66 professional drivers reach the 2-million-mile mark, and only five professional drivers reach the 3-million-mile mark during their driving careers at CFI,” says Herb Schmidt, president and CEO of CFI. “This commitment and loyalty exemplifies the professionalism of Delmar Hale and reflects CFI’s dedication to safety and customer service.”
Bull Dog of the Year
CTL Transportation has awarded its Bull Dog of the Year award to Kenny Dawson, tank truck driver from the company’s Atlanta terminal. Dawson has been with CTL for eight years. The award recognizes coworkers monthly who display great character, integrity, professionalism and performance or improvement in performance.
Since the award’s beginning in 2005, 17 CTL coworkers have been recognized as Bull Dogs. Of these award winners, only one is recognized as the Bull Dog of the Year.
CTL Transportation awarded the first monthly Bull Dog Award of 2007 to Loyd Harrell, tank truck driver of the company’s East St. Louis terminal.
Nebraska-based Crete Carrier will invest $5.4 million and bring approximately 50 jobs to a new trucking facility near Interstate 40 in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region in Tennessee. An estimated 75 trucks will use the Roane County facility on a daily basis.