Trucking Footprints

| May 03, 2005

O’Leary is the sort of driver who can laugh while he works but keep a serious eye on the job at hand – whether it’s inspecting and repairing his company-owned truck himself; or working with the mayor of Fort Collins to reroute truckers off a dangerous and heavily-traveled shortcut highway between Laramie, Wyo., and Fort Collins. His safety-centered attitude has given him a long career in trucking and has taken him from the sandbox to the top of his profession.

Other Achievements

  • 3.5 million accident-free miles

  • Colorado Motor Carriers Association Safety Award 2002
  • Utah Highway Safety Week Award 1997
  • City of Fort Collins Coloradian Editorial Review
  • Salutation Recognition of Help during Grand Forks Flood Relief
  • Great Salt Lake Truck Show – First Place 1993 and 1995
  • Trucker Buddy Program

Prizes
For being selected as TCA’s Company Equipment Driver of the Year Brian O’Leary will receive:

  • $2,000 U.S. Savings Bond, a personalized jacket and a recognition plaque donated by Truckers News – Randall Trucking Media Group

  • $1,500 Rewards Card donated by Love’s Travel Stops
  • $1,000 in Frequent Fueler gift certificates donated by Flying J
  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond donated by Great Dane Trailers, Inc.
  • $1,000 cash donated by Mack Trucks, Inc.
  • $1,000 cash donated by Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $750 cash donated by Roadranger – Eaton and Dana Corporation
  • $500 in gift certificates donated by Pilot Corporation
  • $500 cash donated by TravelCenters of America
  • $200 cash donated by ArvinMeritor, Inc.
  • $200 cash donated by DNV Certification
  • $100 cash donated by Truckload Management, Inc.
  • A KBI Dieselmatic System Fuel Cylinder from KBI/Kold Ban International
  • A Purest Air Dryer from Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • 40 TripPak Overnight envelopes donated by Truckload Management, Inc.
  • The XM Roady2 XM Pro, plus XM Radio satellite service for one year donated by XM Satellite Radio Inc. and Delphi

Second-place finisher, trucker Richard Downin, of D. M. Bowman, Inc., in Williamsport, Md., will receive:

  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and recognition plaque donated by Truckers News – Randall Trucking Media Group

  • $1,000 in Frequent Fueler gift certificates donated by Flying J
  • $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond donated by Great Dane Trailers, Inc.
  • $1,000 Rewards Card donated by Love’s Travel Stops
  • $1,000 cash donated by Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $700 cash donated by Roadranger – Eaton and Dana Corporation
  • $350 in gift certificates donated by Pilot Corporation
  • $350 cash donated by TravelCenters of America
  • $250 cash donated by Mack Trucks, Inc.
  • $200 cash donated by ArvinMeritor, Inc.
  • $200 in cash donated by DNV Certification

Third-place winner Darrell Hand of O & S Trucking, Inc., in Springfield, Mo., will receive:

  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and recognition plaque donated by Truckers News – Randall Trucking Media Group

  • $1,000 in gift certificates donated by Flying J
  • $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond donated by Great Dane Trailers, Inc.
  • $1,000 cash donated by Peterbilt Motors Co.
  • $500 Rewards Card donated by Love’s Travel Stops
  • $500 cash donated by Roadranger – Eaton and Dana Corporation
  • $350 in gift certificates donated by Pilot Corporation
  • $350 cash donated by TravelCenters of America
  • $250 cash donated by Mack Trucks, Inc.
  • $200 cash donated by ArvinMeritor, Inc.
  • $200 in cash donated by DNV Certification

Fourth-place winner Robert Hagen of Challenger Motor Freight, Inc., in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, and fifth-place winner Ruppert “Rudy” Stevens of Epes Transport System, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C., will receive:

  • $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond and a recognition plaque donated by Truckers News – Randall Trucking Media Group

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