Truckers News and the Truckload Carriers Association named John Moeller as grand prizewinner of the 2011 Company Driver of the Year competition Tuesday night at TCA’s annual convention in Kissimmee, Fla. Moeller receives a Cummins-powered Ram truck.
Sponsored by Cummins Inc. and Ram, the Company Driver of the Year contest recognizes and pays tribute to the top company drivers in the United States and Canada. Moeller was selected based on safe driving, efforts to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, and positive contributions to his community.
Larry Severson, leased to Dart Transit, was selected the Overdrive/TCA 2011 Owner-Operator of the Year.
Moeller has spent his entire 31-year career with Roehl Transport Inc., of Marshfield, Wis. He has driven more than 4.1 million accident-free miles. He has been selected as the Roehl Driver of the Year several times and has earned numerous company awards for performance. In addition, he has been a member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association’s President’s Safe Driving Club for several years.
Moeller describes himself as having a “strong sense of dedication” to his job as a driver. His primary goal is to protect other drivers. He frequently helps newer truckers by answering their questions, showing them the proper ways to do things, and passing on values of respect and courtesy.
“John is the standard bearer for what it means to be a professional driver,” said John Spiros, vice president of safety and claims management for Roehl. “John’s service to our industry enhances the image of trucking in a profound way. His performance charts the course for all drivers, and all trucking professionals, to follow.”
Two other truck drivers were honored in the 2011 competition. James Coles, who drives for MacKinnon Transport Inc., of Guelph, Ontario, and Ronald Round, who drives for Pottle’s Transportation Inc., of Bangor, Maine, received honorable mentions. Coles has driven more than 1.5 million accident-free miles over a 32-year career, while Round has driven 1.3 million accident-free miles over a 21-year career.
For further information on the Driver of the Year competition, visit www.truckload.org/Driver-of-the-Year.
Check out the May issue of Truckers News for a full profile on Moeller.