Decker Truck Line has named Michael Featherston as the August 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the company’s flatbed division and Chris Cordie as the Driver of the Month for the Reefer/Van division.
Featherston lives in Wilmer, Texas, with his wife, Pamela. He is based out of the Birmingham, Ala., terminal and has been with Decker since March 2002. Cordie has been with Decker since November 2005 and lives in Klemme, Iowa, with his wife, Jamie, and their three kids.
Wheaton World Wide Moving recently honored six individuals as Drivers of the Month for July and August 2006.
It recognized driver Michael O’Shea of Bend, Ore., for the July award. A three-time Driver of the Month, O’Shea has safely driven more than 1.2 million miles since joining the company in 1996. Scott Knight of White Knight Transport Services in Monmouth, Ore., also received the July honor. Gary Alcumbrack with Gilmore Moving & Storage in Pensacola, Fla., was the Driver of the Month in the intermittent fleet. Alcumbrack has logged more than 86,000 safe miles since 2005.
The August Driver of the Month award for the permanent fleet went to Ken Fox of Brooksville, Fla. A first-time winner, Fox has more than 350,000 safe miles since joining the fleet in July 1994. Larry Marion of Sevierville, Tenn., received the August intermittent fleet recognition, and Hugh Turner of Kansas City, Mo., was the direct lease honoree.
FFE Driver Gets Free Truck
One year after winning the use of a new Freightliner truck, Clyde Williams, a driver for FFE Transportation Services Inc., celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by taking permanent ownership of his rig.
On Aug. 29, 2005, Williams won the FFE Great Truck Giveaway as part of the 2005 National Driver Appreciation Week celebration. The company officially handed him the title to the truck after he had driven accident-free for one year.
Kreilkamp Donates Trucks to School
Allenton, Wis.-based Kreilkamp Trucking recently donated three company tractors to the commercial truck driving program at Waukesha County Technical College.
Rick Boone, a five-year veteran with Witte Brothers Exchange, won first place in the company’s truck rodeo.
The truck rodeo included various skills competitions including serpentine back into a blind-side dock. The event was a part of Witte Bros., driver and family appreciation celebration during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in August.
Drivers of the Month
Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America named six Drivers of the Month for July 2006.
Emmanuel Agbale, a professional driver instructor and previous Driver of the Month, Driver of the Year and Million Mile Safety Award recipient, was one of the professional contractors to win the award along with Peggy and Ronald Shrout, drivers with the company for 17 years. In addition, Leonard Litzau, a driver with Transport America for 21 years and recipient of the 2 Million Miles Accident Free award, received the honor.