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Maverick Drivers
Maverick Transportation’s April 2005 Driver of the Month is Archie Newman of Athens, Tenn. The May Driver of the Month is Joel Sage of Russellville, Ark. The June Driver of the Month is Steve Million of Piedmont, Mo.

Maverick employees vote for the 12 Drivers of the Month and the Driver of the Year. The drivers of the month represent Maverick drivers on the Driver Advisory Council.

Training Center
Paschall Truck Lines opened a new training and orientation center in El Paso, Texas, in July. The center will offer two classes, lasting two and a half days each, weekly.

Jorge Rico is a new PTL trainer. Rico served as a Federal Department of Transportation auditor and is familiar with safety and qualification concerns. Rico, a native of El Paso, is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Hornady Million Mile Club
Hornady Transportation inducted 10 new members into its Million Mile Club on July 1. All Million Mile Club drivers have driven more than 1 million miles for Hornady.

The newest members of the club are Carlton Batts, James Callahan, Robert Dowd, Michael Hicks, Victor Kaufman, John Lewis, Tommy Morris, Billy Thomas, Roger Wilson and Joe Womack.
Batts, Hicks, Wilson and Womack earned Million Mile Club honors with no preventable accidents or lost time from work. They each earned a place on Hornady’s Wall of Fame.

Prime Drivers
Prime Inc. has named the drivers of the month for May. Six drivers were recognized for their overall service records, professionalism towards customers and their positive representation of the company.

The refrigerated division named Floyd Carpenter and Ernett Hilton/Jason Murray as its driver and driving team of the month. The flatbed division named Dean Walker its driver of the month while the tanker division named Johnnie C. Bailey. The company driver of the month was Frank W. Gedman.

Marten Drivers of the Month
All Marten Transport May 2005 Drivers of the Month logged a minimum of 10,500 miles, were accident-free and made all deliveries on time during the month.

The drivers averaged 14,126 miles during May. Each will receive $25.

The May Drivers of the Month are Jeffery Schmidt, Jerry Kunkel, Jon Brant, Guy Noland, Edwin Manda, Johnny Laubach, David Krieger, Michael Bruce, Tony Malone, Terry Shadden, Keith Costin, Debbie Kampmann, John Borrett, Louis Vallieres, Terryl Davis, Buddy Mihely, Nicholas Vandenbrouke, Dawn Flores, Sharon Melin, Edd Radley, John Grigsby, Steve Barnes, Daniel Willison, Lewis Dreythaler, Fred Bremen, Matthew Benefield, Richard Benson, Patti Rutherford, Igor Kiriyenya, Alex Motchalov, Janan Dawood, Billy Estes, Leonard Wolcott, Larry Sobolik and Art Unkefer.

CFI Offers Northeast Bonus
Contract Freighters Inc., of Joplin, Mo., now pays an additional 5 cents per mile bonus to all company and leased drivers for miles dispatched in 12 qualifying states and the District of Columbia.

Drivers receive this Northeast bonus pay per mile for all paid miles, whether loaded, empty or bobtail. Team drivers split the increase.

The “Northeast Bonus Pay” will be given for hauls into Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

This bonus will be paid in addition to the supplemental pay drivers already receive for going to certain New York City zip codes and for crossing the Canadian border.