The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Werner Enterprises driver Timothy Dean its 2019 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
The award recognizes drivers with exceptional careers and dedication to public safety. CVSA will present Dean with the award at the CVSA Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri, April 1.
dDean was named a Werner’s Road Team captain in 2005 and has served on that team since. He was appointed to the American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team in 2009. Dean has driven for Werner for over 30 years with more than four million accident-free miles.
Dean keeps his safety skills sharp by competing in trucking championships. Dean was grand champion in the 2011 and 2018 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships. He has competed in trucking championships on state and national levels for 20 years, and has placed first, second, or third in almost every championship since 2001.
“Having competed for 20 years at the truck driving championships, practicing every year, those competitions allow me to refine my skills,” Kochenderfer said.