From left to right: Lowe’s Mt. Vernon, D.C., manager, Mike Sanders, presents Sitton Motor Lines’ customer service national accounts representative, Dustin Quesenberry, with the Gold Carrier Award. Also shown are Al Ward (SML regional sales manager) and Jason Spurlin (SML director of customer service).
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse and Alcoa Home Exteriors recently recognized Joplin, Mo.-based Sitton Motor Lines with their top awards for on-time deliveries. Sitton received Lowe’s Gold Carrier Award and Alcoa’s Exceptional Carrier Award for 2002.
Sitton was one of 17 carriers recognized by Alcoa for an on-time performance rating of 99 percent or greater. Sitton was among six of those honored who had achieved the Exceptional Carrier award for two consecutive years.
The Lowe’s 2002 Gold Carrier Award was Sitton’s fourth award from the national home improvement retailer. Sitton was previously awarded the 1997 and 1998 Carrier of the Year Award, as well as the Lowe’s Gold Team award in 2000.
This is not the first award he has received from Sitton. In November 2000, Morris was awarded his first Driver of the Month award. He also received the company’s Driver of the Year award for 2000.
Morris was selected to receive the Driver of the Month award because of his high rating in accidents, work-related injuries, cargo claims, moving violations, DOT inspections, service failures, customer and motorist comments, log violations, miles driven, fuel economy, maintenance, payroll and operations.
Sitton also honored three drivers with the Million Mile Award. Company driver Vicki Price of El Dorado Springs, Mo., who drives with her husband Ray, reached 1 million miles in December. She and her husband have also received a Driver of the Month award and the 2001 Driver of the Year award as a team. Price has been driving with Sitton for 12 years.
Company driver David Walke of Niangua, Mo., reached the million-mile mark in December. Walke has been driving for Sitton since 1991. Robert “Ken” Anthony of Merkel, Texas, achieved the milestone late last year. He has been a contract driver for Sitton for more than nine years.
(front, l-r)Butch and Dora Colvin, Donna and Stacy Moran. (back) CFI Vice President of Safety Randy Cornell, Chuck Spitler, John Pope, CFI President Herb Schmidt and CFI Chairman and CEO Glenn Brown.
CFI Drivers of the Year
Contractor Freighters Inc. recently named its 2002 drivers of the year.
Company Driver of the Year was Chuck Spitler of Greenville, Ill., who joined CFI seven years ago. Contractor of the Year was John Pope of Mountain Grove, Mo., who has been with CFI almost four years.
Company Team of the Year was Butch and Dora Colvin of Udall, Kan., who both joined CFI six years ago. Contractor Team of the Year went to Stacy and Donna Moran of Granbury, Texas, who joined CFI in 1995 and 1998, respectively.
Frank Harner, CFI’s Company Driver of the Month for December.
Drivers of the Month
Contract Freighters Inc. named its December 2002 drivers of the month.
Company Driver of the Month was Frank Harner of Maiden, N.C., who joined CFI 11 years ago. Company Team Driver of the Month was awarded to Robert and Peggy Stanton of Joplin, Mo., who both joined the company in 2001.
Contractor of the Month was Tony Blaylock of Waukomis, Okla., who joined CFI five years ago. Contractor Team of the Month went to Gary and Nora Bulen of Monkey Island, Okla., who joined CFI in 1991 and 1996, respectively.
CFI also recently honored the following drivers for logging 2 million miles with the company: Delmar Hale of Cabool, Mo., who joined CFI in 1980, and Steve Dressler of Kansas City, Mo., who joined CFI 18 years ago.
Logging 1 million miles with the company: Bruce Bauer of Alamogordo, N.M., who joined CFI eight years ago; Cecil Hodges of Dallas, who joined CFI in 1994; Curtis Daugherty of Joplin, Mo., who joined the company in 1994; Bob Fletcher of Waco, Texas, who started driving for CFI in 1994; Kevin Rains of Saginaw, Mo. who joined CFI 11 years ago and Mark Taylor of Joplin, Mo., who joined CFI in 1993.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.