honors

Freightliner recognizes Truck Centers

Daimler Trucks of North America recently recognized Truck Centers, Inc., a Freightliner and Western Star dealer serving Illinois and Missouri, for 35 years of "service and commitment" to Freightliner. The family owned dealer network was one of the inaugural dealers awarded a Freightliner franchise after eight years representing White Motors. Company owners were presented with 35-Year Partnership Awards in front of TCI team members and family leaders.

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Con-way’s Drivers of the Year

Con-way Truckload announced its 2012 Drivers of the Year, honoring seven truckers during an awards ceremony at its Joplin headquarters.

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Triple Crown names top driver

Triple Crown Services named Independence, Mo.-resident Victor Jones as the Owner-Operator of the Quarter. The honor recognizes Jones for his performance, safe driving, on-time service record and recommendations from customers and management. Jones is based at the company’s Kansas City terminal and serves customers within a 100-mile radius of the terminal. He has driven for the company since 2001.  

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Freymiller awards million milers

Oklahoma City-based Freymiller announced its newest list of Million Mile Safe Drivers this week. The following drivers will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fleet Safety Awards Banquet by the Oklahoma Trucking Association: Cliff Harper, John Gunter and Andre Robinson. They will also be recognized by the Midnight Radio Network and their Million Mile Club.

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C.R. driver wins Harley

C.R. England, the Salt Lake City-based transportation provider, awarded company driver Brent Sanger a Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two for showing improvement in both miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2012. He drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia for the company fleet out of McCarran, Nev. He maintained an average of 7.35 MPG and a three percent idle time during the quarter.

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Boyd Bros. names million mile drivers

Boyd Bros. Transportation recently honored two of its drivers for reaching safe million mile markers.

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Moving company awards

The American Moving & Storage Association has named the safe van operators and company fleets in the U.S. moving industry during 2012 that are receiving AMSA honors.

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Interstate Van gets award

Interstate Van Lines of Springfield, Va., has been awarded a 2012 Fleet Safety award by the American Moving & Storage Association.

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Chevron’s Million Mile inductees

Chevron Delo announced this week the December 2012 inductees to the company’s Million Mile Club. The eight new drivers are inducted based on one million safe accident-free miles. As a new inductee to the club, each driver receives a personalized Million Mile Club jacket, a club membership card, and a gift from other participating sponsors. The December inductees are as follows: Tanya Medina, Tri State Motor Transit, Jupiter, FL Terry Smith, SLH Transport, Miramichi, NB John Waldvogel, Averitt Express, ...

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Wal-Mart driver named Trucker Buddy of Month

Michael Cummingham, a driver for Wal-Mart, has been named the November 2012 Truck Buddy of the Month, after being nominated by his wife, Sharon. Sharon is a teacher at Hayes Grade Center in Ada, Okla. Cummingham carried the class Trucking Buddy mascot, Hayes on his trips around the country. He presented a safety program to 450 first and second-grade students, as well as taking the students on a tour of the inside of his tractor. ...

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