Jerry Lee Butts of Transport America has reached 1 million accident-free miles.
Transport America recently recognized six drivers for logging at least a million accident-free miles. Lars Duckstad was presented the American Trucking Associations Award for 3 Million Miles Accident Free. He has been driving for more than 30 years and joined Transport America with their acquisition of North Star Transport in 1998. He and his wife Mary reside in Mentor, Minn.
Jerry Lee Butts, Jeffrey Eggenspiller, Fred Lerch, Charles Montgomery, Brian Tamm and Samuel Tetrick were each presented with the American Trucking Association Award for 1 Million Miles Accident Free.
Butts has been driving city cartage for Transport America since 1988. He is the father of six children and the grandfather of three.
Eggenspiller joined Transport America as a company driver in January 1990 and became an owner-operator for the company in 1999. He and his wife Sue have four children and five grandchildren.
Lerch has been driving for Transport America for more than 17 years and has also served as a driver trainer for many years. Lerch and his wife Ellen have five children.
Montgomery has been with Transport America since 1987 and enjoys music and camping. He and his wife Donna have five children.
Tamm has driven for Transport America since the summer of 1986. A dedicated Fed-Ex driver, Tamm resides in Wisconsin with his wife Denise and her daughter Jenny.
Tetrick has been driving for Transport America since 1985. He and his wife Barbara have four children and one grandchild.
Top Drivers, Again
National Carriers Inc named Doyle and Cathy Bruce of Scott City, Mo., as its 2002 Driver(s) of the Year. Doyle has 24 years of driving experience, and Cathy is close behind with 21 years. Both have driven more than 5 million accident-free miles.
The last 4 million have been with National Carriers. The couple began their career at NCI in 1983. They were named NCI Drivers of the Month in August 1997 and were later named NCI’s first Drivers of the Year for 1997, the inaugural year of the award. They have continued to be recognized with Driver of the Month awards in August of 2001 and November of 2002.