National Carriers Inc. will name its 2013 Elite Driver of the Year. The company announced that it will be holding the National Carriers Driver of the year Banquet on March 21, 2014, where one of the 12 finalists will win the award. The banquet will be held at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, TX, and will begin at 6:00, with a program and meal beginning at 6:45. National Carriers’ President, Jim Franck, will present the winner of the award with a $5,000 check.
The twelve finalists are: Randy Sprague, Phil Nix, BJ McGuire, Steve Danielson, Jamie Latham III, Brook Welch, Edwin Che, Don Zimmerman, Goldie Seymour, Jeff Hutton, Tiber Roczo, and Jeff Gutzler. All of these drivers were recognized as a Driver of the Month in 2013, selecting from a pool of over 500 drivers. More information on all of the drivers can be found at www.nationalcarriers.com.
“This group of drivers represents not only the best of National Carrier’s “Elite” Fleet, but the best in the transportation industry. This band of drivers provide outstanding service to our customers, are among the safest drivers in our company, and exhibit excellent communication skills with our customers, office and shop employees,” said Al Love, Director of Driver services, in a press release.
National Carriers also announced that Keith Jones, company driver from Virginia, was chosen as the January 2014 Driver of the Month. Jones received a $500 bonus check for winning the reward, personally presented to him by Jim Franck. Jones was nominated by driver manager Bill Duncan. Duncan cited Jones’ superior customer service record and positive attitude as his reasons for nominating Jones. Duncan’s nomination was seconded by Director of Safety, Jill Maschmeier.
Jones has been driving professionally for 20 years. Jones is a single parent of an adult special needs son. Him and his son are both actively involved in the Special Olympics. Jones said he was appreciative for, but surprised by the award.
“I just go out and do my job every day,” Jones said upon receiving his award.
By being named Driver of the Month, Jones is now eligible for winning the Elite Driver of the Year award for 2014.
National Carriers, one of the Nation’s most prominent diversified motor carriers, strives “to be the safest, most customer-focused and successful motor carrier[s]”. The National Carriers team consists of only Elite drivers and office professionals. National Carriers offers a variety of services, including refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services.
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