honors

Penske Logistics honors drivers with 20-plus years of safe driving

The company’s new Premier Driver Recognition Program highlights drivers for safe driving records based on how many years they have been without an accident. The program’s three tiers are Diamond level (20 years), Platinum (15 years) and Gold (10 years).

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NASTC honors 2017 ‘America’s Best Drivers’

At this week's annual meeting of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, 16 drivers for member companies were honored for accident-free performance throughout million-plus-mile careers.

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Two weeks remain to nominate truckers for Goodyear’s Highway Hero award

Nominees must be full-time truckers and reside in the U.S. or Canada. Their heroic event must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada while the nominee was on the job or on their way to or from work and in his or her rig between Nov. 16, 2016, and Nov. 16, 2017.

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Goodyear seeking nominations for annual Highway Hero award

The award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Nominations can be made through Nov. 29.

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Nomination period opens for annual ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest

The nomination period for the contest, which is put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge, runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31.

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Three truckers named finalists to win Kenworth in rookie driver contest

Wayne Roy, a Marine Corps veteran driving for U.S. Xpress; Daniel Shonebarger, a Navy veteran driving for Melton Truck Lines; and Gregg Softy, an Army veteran driving for Stevens Transport, were named finalists in the program. The winner will receive a Kenworth T680.

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Melton driver named 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie

A Georgia flatbedder was named the 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie award winner during a ceremony today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Daniel Shonebarger, from Columbus, won the award, which includes $10,000 and a prize package.

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First-ever Expediter of the Year award delivered at industry expo

Donating the $500 prize that came with the award to the St. Christopher Fund, Robert Burton, who hauls leased to V3 Transportation, embodied one of the giving quality his wife lauded him for in her nomination of him for the award.

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Video: The happiest owner-operator in trucking today?

The title might well apply to Landstar-leased owner-operator Dickie Penrod of Fayetteville, N.C. He walked away from Landstar's All-Stars event the winner of a new 2017 Western Star 5700 XE, the second truck Landstar has given one of its BCOs ("business capacity owners") this year, an annual tradition.

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‘Queen of the Road’ award winners ‘Bitzy’ Gomez, Dee Sova, Daisey Delaney and others

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit advocacy organization named its first annual Queen of the Road award winners following a recognition ceremony, Among them was a posthumously-delivered honor to Andriesue "Bitzy" Gomez, a trailblazing female driver from the 1970s on. Gomez passed away in 2015.

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