With 2023's end fast-approaching, the time has come to unveil three finalists in Overdrive's Trucker of the Year competition, from which one will emerge the winner with bragging rights for the year. All have shown resilence in the face of topsy-turvy freight markets, with a close eye on controlling costs and maintenance of customer relationships for revenue. Judges focused on both of those bedrock business concerns, but also kept in mind longevity in the business, willingness to change for improvement and their impact on local and/or broader trucking communities.
The separation between these three and seven other contending businesses, ultimately, was as narrow as the trickiest mountain highway or off-road path you've experience in the truck, for sure. Here's a big congrats to those seven, too, about whom you can read and glean plenty in the way of examples of owner-operators doing it right via the list below as well as the Trucker of the Year home page on Overdrive here.