Second place went to Gale Atchison from Medicine Lodge, Kan., and third place went to Roger Downey from Dayton, Ohio.
Sackville will receive a 5 cent-per-mile raise for one year. The second place gets a 3 cent-per-mile raise and the third place winner pay is raised 2 cents per mile.
Trucker Buddy of the Month
Duane Winchell of Montello, Wis., is MultiMedia’s February Trucker Buddy of the Month.
Winchell was nominated for the Trucker Buddy of the Month honor by Dana Jarrett’s Royal Oaks Elementary fourth grade class in Kannapolis, N.C. Winchell will receive a personalized jacket, $300 to spend on his class and $200 in Trucker Buddy merchandise, compliments of MultiMedia. He will also receive an IdleAire adaptor and a Koolatron cooler. The class will receive a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works.
Winchell, an owner-operator leased to Coastal Carriers out of Troy, Mo., has been a Trucker Buddy since 1998.
Find out more about the program by visiting this site or calling (800) 692-8339.
Overnite All-Star Road Team
Overnite Transportation Company named 13 drivers to its 2005 All-Star Road Team. This year’s team has collectively driven 26 million safe miles.
The list of honorees includes All-Star Team Captain John Browder, from Bristol, Tenn., Marty Hogan from Roanoke Va., Doug Bonovich from Richmond, Va., Gary Capps from Salt Lake City, Utah, Fred Shaner from Denver City, Co., William Montanez from Providence, R.I., and Ron Raney from Des Moines, Iowa.
Also named to the team are Kimberly Spillers from Memphis, Tenn., Chris Sutton from Erie, Pa., Jerold Swain from St. Louis, Mo., Jon Dellabona and Jim Varga, both from Toledo, Ohio, and Dennis Worley of Richland, Wash.
Team membership is based a driver’s safety record, community and company involvement, performance, communication skills and driving awards.
Fortune Xpress has named Kerry Vaz its 2004 Owner-Operator of the Year. The FX 2004 Owner-Operator of the Fourth Quarter is Travis Roles.
The awards are given out based on an owner-operator’s years of FX service, safe driving record and overall quality performance.
Annett Million Mile Club
The Annett Holdings, Inc., has started a Million Mile Club to honor drivers and owner-operators with 1 million or more miles of safe driving.