'America's Best Drivers', alongside the Small Fleet Champs, to be named at NASTC next month

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Updated Oct 8, 2021

November will be a busy month for accolades in the wake of owner-op and company driver of the year honors at the Truckload Carriers Association meeting last week. Just this week, the National Association of Small Trucking Companies has likewise debuted a full list of honorees for its annual "America's Best Drivers" team. Here's a big congrats to all the drivers thus honored for millions of safe miles all told. 

NASTC's 2021 America's Best Drivers' namesAnnually, NASTC honors a new set of drivers as part of the festivities around its Nashville, Tennessee, conference. This year, said NASTC President David Owen, the event is garnering registrations well above prior years (last year the event was canceled given city and county COVID-19-related restrictions/precautions). It's also taking place at a new venue in the Omni hotel, nearby Nashville's new Music City Center convention center.

At NASTC's annual conference November 4-6 in Nashville, Tennessee, our Small Fleet Champ Finalists will join them, and we'll be announcing the ultimate winner of that competition there as well. 

Small Fleet Champ logo 2021I'm happy to note we're making progress on determining just who those finalists will be. We've narrowed a wide field (here's a big thank you to all who entered) to 10 semi-finalists you'll read much more about in the coming couple of weeks. Without further ado, here's a taste of what's to come. (Though one of the fleets has surpassed the 30-truck cutoff for the competition as of last month with continued growth, eligibility was based on end-of-2020 truck numbers.)

Congratulations to all for making it this far in the competition:

The Small Fleet Champ semi-finalists  

NASTC logoThe National Association of Small Trucking Companies is sponsoring this year's Small Fleet Championship program. Finalists receive a year's worth of membership in the association, with access to a myriad of benefits from NASTC's well-known fuel program to drug and alcohol testing services and more. All will be recognized at the association's annual conference, where the winner will be announced in early November. Find more about the association via their website.DeWitt Transportation, 33 trucks, reefer trailers
Marion, Illinois
Owned by Tim DeWitt

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Professional Transportation Services, 15 trucks, 53-foot low-pro step decks
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Silver Creek Transportation, 24 trucks, pneumatic/liquid tankers, flatbeds, low boys, dry vans
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Owned by Jason Cowan

Soza Trucking, 5 trucks (on a straight roll-back wrecker), four car-hauler trailers
Atwater, California
Owned by C.G. Soza

STS Delivery Service, 23 trucks, five cargo vans, dry van trailers
Columbia Station, Ohio
Owned by Brian and Karen Sullivan

Suprise Trucking, 8 trucks, reefer trailers
New London, Wisconsin
Owned by Bryon and Holly Stoll

Triple R Trucking, 8 trucks, reefer trailers and one flatbed
Decatur, Nebraska
Owned by Krystal Raue

Woods Transportation, 7 trucks, reefer trailers
Monroe, Wisconsin
Owned by Brian and Michelle Woods

Stay tuned for more! 

[Related: Small Fleet Champ 2021 kicks off]

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