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CRST Recognizes Owner-Operators and Million Milers
CRST Malone hosted its annual Million Mile/Owner-Operator of the Quarter-Year banquet in September. The company recognized the Owner Operators of the Quarter: Marvin Godsey, 2nd Quarter 2008; Otis Lane, 3rd Quarter 2008; and Ray Ewing, 4th Quarter 2008. Otis Lane also was named CRST Malone’s 2008 Owner-Operator of the Year.


Con-way Honors Drivers of the Month for July, August and September
Con-way Truckload has announced its monthly driver award recipients for July, August and September 2008:

July: Company Driver of the Month Jerry West of Leakey, Texas, drove more than 1.5 million miles for Con-way before retiring in July. Company Team of the Month Robert Melendez of Hidalgo, Texas, and Joe Melendez of Cedar Park, Texas, have been driving professionally for 13 and 10 years, respectively. Contractor Driver of the Month Marvin Peck of Bartlesville, Okla., is a 43-year driving veteran and has driven more than 890,000 miles for Con-way. Contractor Team of the Month James and Frances Doty of Joplin, Mo., together have driven more than 1.7 million miles with Con-way Truckload.

August: Company Driver of the Month Andy Sipple of Carrollton, Texas, began his driving career in 1991, when he joined Con-way, and has driven 2,149,000 miles since then. Company Team of the Month Oscar Torres and Miguel Barriage, both of El Paso, Texas, joined Con-way Truckload in 2000. Contractor Driver of the Month Dennis Hastings of Seneca, Mo., has been driving professionally for 13 years and has driven more than 1.7 million miles since joining Con-way as a student in 1995. Contractor Team of the Month Isabel and Dulce Aldrette of El Paso, Texas, together have driven more than 1.6 million miles with Con-way.

September: Company Driver of the Month Jose Herrera of Laredo, Texas, has driven more than 1.1 million miles since joining the company as a student in 2001. Company Team of the Month DeVerne Hunt and Carole Smith of Joplin, Mo., have driven more than 3.7 million miles together since they joined Con-way in 1992. Contractor Driver of the Month Leroy Sutton of Mountainburg, Ark., began his professional driving career in 1966 and joined Con-way in 1982. Contractor Team of the Month Michael and Jennifer Burns of Leechburg, Pa., have been driving for more than four years and joined on with Con-way in 2007.


Marten Recognizes September Drivers of the Month
Marten Transport has proudly announced its Drivers of the Month for September 2008: Frank and Janice Thompson, William Gamble, David Perreault, Steve Moldenhauer, Vincent Brownlee, Frankie Forester, Troy Genn, Ron Thanepohn, Edward J. Willis, Therial Gregory, Ken Thede, Vern Lamb, Joseph Griffith, Robert E. Thomassy, Samuel Avetisyan, Charlie Tederman, Charles Fenderson Jr., Frank Abby, Mary Malphy, David Bieker, Randy Lohman, Charles Watkins, Kenneth Kneuer, Jim Revelee, Robert Head Jr., Michael Roudebush, Larry Henrichs, William Wentz, James Yankovich, Russell Gorham, Craig Layton, Stephen Varnadoe and Richard Snelling.


Averitt Honors Drivers for 20 Years of Service
Averitt Express recently honored 15 drivers for 20 years of safe driving with the company. The honorees were: John Ashford Jr., Memphis, Tenn.; Curtis Burkhead, Louisville, Ky.; William Coulter, Louisville, Ky.; Dexter Crawford, Ashford, Ala.; Danny Goode, Lebanon, Tenn.; Jim Granner, Martin, Tenn.; Willard Hatley, McEwen, Tenn.; John Kelley, Eads, Tenn.; Larry Light, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jerry Merrell, Hickory, Ky.; George Oliver, Clarksville, Tenn.; Walter Parker, Gadsden, Ala.; Mike Sandor, Hartselle, Ala.; Bobby Schultz, Madison, Tenn.; and Ernest Shoemaker Jr., Wetumpka, Ala.


Atlas Receives Environmental Excellence Award
Atlas Van Lines received the 2008 John Biasini Environmental Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana on Oct. 10. Atlas won in the energy/renewable resources category because the company significantly reduced its energy and renewable resource output in 2007. Atlas’ corporate headquarters began implementing a focused approach to saving energy and materials in early 2007. In one year, the company reduced printed documents by 21 percent, saving more than 1 million pages (and approximately 130 trees) and nearly $50,000 in paper and ink costs. Atlas also shut down computers overnight, introduced flat-panel monitors and increased data retention. But the company didn’t stop there. This year, Atlas has taken several other steps – including a heating and cooling energy audit and installation of sensors to turn lights on only when someone enters a room.


Schneider Receives Awards
Schneider National has been named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Ground, a division of the world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx. Additionally, Schneider National’s flawless record for on-time delivery during the 2007 fiscal year has been recognized with the FedEx Smart Post 100 Percent Service Award. This line of the FedEx business offers delivery service for companies looking to distribute high volumes of materials to consumers. Serving delivery hubs in Chicago, Dallas, California and throughout the southeastern United States,

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