driver of the year

Third time does it for Company Driver of the Year Danny Smith

It was the third time in four years that Danny Smith, a dry van driver for Big G Express of Shelbyville, Tenn., was nominated for the award. Smith mentors other drivers and often is called upon by management for his opinions on equipment and other matters.

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Overdrive accepting nominations for Owner-Operator of the Year award, winner to get $25k

Safe, involved drivers can compete for one of the industry’s top honors by entering the annual Driver of the Year Contest. The deadline is Nov. 6.

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Carl Schultz named ATA driver of the year

Currently with Davis Express, in addition to accumulating well over 4 million miles of safe driving, Schultz has been recognized many times during his lengthy career for his hard work and commitment to safety.

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Overdrive Company Driver of the Year presented with pickup

Jack Fielding last week was presented with the 2013 Ram 2500 he won as 2013 Driver of the Year in the contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Delo, Cummins sponsor 2013 Ram 2500 prizes for two top truckers

One Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and one Company Driver of the Year finalist will win a 2013 Ram 2500 next month in the annual contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Tour of duty: Owner-operator of the year candidate Bryan Smith

Smith leveraged military experience toward a driving career, truck ownership and longtime success as an owner-operator leased to Art Pape Transfer.

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Kansas driver honored

Mark Goforth was recently named Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers. Goforth, who operates out of Ruan’s Topeka, Kan., terminal, has been with Ruan since 2005. He has driven more than 1.5 million miles during his 15 years as a professional truck driver. Goforth was chosen based on length of service, safety, driving records, and exceptional customer service.

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Owner shout-outs: Readers offer more green grass

Following coverage of driver appreciators in the October 2012 issue, readers offered further shout-outs to respected fleet owners around the trucking world.

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One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year just weeks back at the TCA annual meeting in Florida, and his prize Cummins-powered Dodge Ram 2500 is looking well at home in his driveway, I might add. Rolling into Marshfield, Wis., enjoying the unseasonably warm March Monday, ...

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TCA owner-operator competition open

TCA has teamed up with Overdrive and Truckers News to name the nation’s top drivers.

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