Owner-Operator of the Year

Owner-Operator of the Year nomination period open; winner gets $25k

The Owner-Operator of the Year contest is meant to recognize owner-operators who operate safely and promote the industry, as well as run their businesses successfully.

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Globe trotter: Owner-Operator of the Year Phil Keith shaped by a life on the move

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Traveling the world and working diverse trucking jobs have shaped the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year into a man of many experiences. But once a month, there's no place like home for Phil Keith.

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Philip Keith, year’s top owner-operator, wins $25,000

Keith, leased to WEL Companies of De Pere, Wisconsin, has driven more than 5 million accident-free miles. The contest is produced by TCA and Overdrive.

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Owner-operator of the Year finalist Philip Keith enjoying life’s finer things

When Keith and Eva, his wife and team driving partner, are at their Gulf Coast home in Long Beach, Mississippi, they usually can be found riding Keith’s motorcycle or on their sailboat with friends. The couple stays on the road 21 to 24 days a month, taking off the rest.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Kevin Kocmich rises to the oversized challenge

Litchfield, Minnesota-based Kevin Kocmich, 56, leased to Diamond Transportation System, is a finalist for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year award. Hhas been hauling oversized/overweight equipment throughout his 28-year driving career. He enjoys the added challenge of being one of the bigger vehicles on the road.

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Three drivers named finalists in Owner-Operator of the Year contest

2015 Driver of the Year Contest Logo - TCA & Randall-Reilly

Owner-operators Bryan Smith, Kevin Kocmich and Phillip Keith are up for a $25,000 cash prize after being named finalists for the Owner-Operator of the Year award Wednesday. The winner will be announced March 27 at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention.

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Four days remain to enter Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

Overdrive, in partnership TCA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year, an annual contest that awards a safe, professional and successful owner-operator with a $25,000 cash prize. The contest is sponsored by Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Kevin Kocmich, 55, of Litchfield, Minnesota, averages 115,000 miles a year -- pretty good, he says, considering he’s hauling mostly oversized loads with curfew restrictions.

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Philip Keith, Owner-Operator of the Year finalist, has done it all in trucking

The native of Long Beach, Miss., has been driving trucks for 33 years, amassing more than 4 million accident-free miles. He’s leased to WEL Companies out of De Pere, Wisconsin, and hauls mostly food products in reefers.

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