November 2001

Mercer sponsors awards weekend

Mercer Transportation, Louisville, Ky., sponsored its Top Ten Contractors Weekend to honor 50 owner-operators who excelled in a variety of categories, including Top System, Top Singles, Top Five Loads and Mid-America.

Racer addresses Robertson drivers

Robertson Transportation, Champaign, Ill., played host to former NASCAR driver Bobby Allison at its Million Mile Banquet, where it honored 17 drivers for earning 1 million safe miles.

Averitt names top drivers

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., named 12 members to its company-wide Best of the Best team for 2001.

Awards & Recognition

  • CFI, Joplin, Mo., announced its July awards: Walt Makiej, Company Driver of the Month; Jeannie and Winston Wells, Company Team of the Month; Wayne Wright, Contractor Driver of the Month; and Karl Gray and Will Vargas, Contractor Team of the Month.
  • Paschall Truck Lines, Murray, Ky., named George Capron Driver of the Month for June.
  • The 64th Annual National Truck Driving Championships named Yellow Freight driver Ray Simon National Grand Champion.
  • Eleven Con-Waydrivers captured top-10 honors at the National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis.
  • Maverick Transportation, Pine Mountain, Ga., received the Liberty Mutual Gold Award for safety.
  • FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, honored more than 50 independent contractors with its Four Star Award.