The Truckload Carriers Association, along with International Truck and Engine and Overdrive magazine, recently honored five drivers as the nation’s best independent contractors. Awards were based on the drivers’ excellent safety records, unblemished work history and involvement in the community and industry.
At the 19th Annual “Independent Contractor of the Year” contest, presented March 14th during TCA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., Henry Shriver of Smithway Motor Xpress was named the 2005 Independent Contractor of the Year. The Fort Dodge, Iowa resident will be profiled in the May issue of Overdrive. Shriver, who joined Smithway in 2002, wins a new International 9000i Model tractor donated by International Truck and Engine Corp. and powered by a Signature ISX 500 HP engine donated by Cummins Engine Co. He also receives several other prizes.
Rounding out second through fifth places were Daniel Beber of Polk, Neb.; Artie Reid of Breckenridge, Texas; Ronald Warner of Missoula, Mont.; and Lanny and Connie Beyer of Hancock, Minn. They also win several prizes each.