National Truck Funding, LLC has named the winners of the 2013 American Safe Truck Driver Award. The American Safe Truck Driver Award is presented to three qualified truckers who met the eligibility requirements during the 12 month period ending Nov. 2, 2013.
The First Place Prize of $1,000 was awarded to Raymond Olexa of Gonzales, La. Olexa is an owner/operator leased to Trimac Transportation Central Inc. and has been a customer of National Truck Funding since October 2012.
The Second Place Prize of $250 went to Jared Lobdell of Amarillo, Texas. Lobdell has his own authority and operates as J&J Kids Livestock Hauling and Dispatch and has been a customer of National Truck Funding since April 2010.
The Third Place Prize of $100 was awarded to Henry Busse of Petersburg, Ohio. Busse is an owner/operator leased to Page Transportation, and has been a customer of National Truck Funding since September 2012.
The winners can claim their prize at the National Truck Funding headquarters located in Gulfport, Miss. National Truck Funding will provide the winning customers a tour of the facility, hotel accommodation expenses, dinner and an oil change. Also, their picture will be featured on the National Truck Funding website.
The 2014 qualification period began on Nov. 3, 2013 and ends Nov. 2, 2014.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.