honors

Three truckers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for rescuing fellow motorists

Goodyear announced Feb. 10 three finalists in its annual Highway Hero program: Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky.; Mack Guffy of Gainesboro, Tenn.; and David Frederickson of Windermere, Fla. Here are their stories.

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19 drivers named America’s Road Team Captains

The Volvo-sponsored program is designed to field a team of drivers to represent trucking to the public.

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Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees James “Jackpot” Sutfin of Las Vegas, Nev.; Tom Syme of Palatine, Ill.; Tom Strissel of Mundelein, Ill.; David Frazier of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Doug Phelps of Clearfield, Pa. All continue to drive for the company today. “I think I speak for ...

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NASTC names its America’s Best Drivers team 2014

The members of the group represent, all told, 533 years of accident free experience and near 51 million miles.

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New Million Mile Club members

The club, established in 1992 and sponsored by Chevron Delo, honors truck drivers in the U.S. and Canada with one million miles of accident-free driving.

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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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Chevron honors million milers

Chevron Delo inducted eight new drivers into its Million Mile Club in May. The Million Mile Club, sponsored by Red Eye Radio, recognizes truck drivers who have driven one million accident-free miles.

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Ryder names its carriers of the year

Ryder Systems last week announced its selections for top carriers in its annual Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes carriers in metrics like on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation for the previous calendar year.

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B-T Inc. driver of the month

B-T Inc. named Eric Dillard the company's Driver of the Month for May. Dillard was nominated by his fleet manager, Chris Krogman. Dillard has worked with B-T for 11 years.  In addition to winning a B-T gift certificate, he will now be eligible to compete for Driver/Owner-Operator of the Year. This year-end recognition brings a 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for twelve months. B-T's Drivers of the Month are selected by their fleet managers based on overall ...

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Schneider unveils Haul of Fame, inducts 179 drivers

Schneider announced this month it has created a new honors program for its drivers, the Haul of Fame, to recognize drivers who have achieved 3 million consecutive safe miles or 20 consecutive years of safe driving.  The Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier announced last week that it inducted 179 drivers into the Haul of Fame in April as its inaugural class.   Schneider says it expects to add 10 to 15 drivers to the Haul each year, and ...

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