TCA honors 2005’s top company drivers

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The Truckload Carriers Association, Detroit Diesel and Truckers News magazine recently honored five TCA-member company drivers as the nation’s best. As part of the “Company Equipment Driver of the Year” contest, awards were presented March 14th during TCA’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla. Honors were based on the drivers’ safety records, work history and community involvement.

Grand prize winner was Dora Colvin, who has worked in the trucking industry for more than 40 years. Among her accomplishments: In 1972 she was the first female driver for Stanley Dilley, a produce company; and in 1992 she was the first female driver for Wynne Tank Lines, a chemical hauler. Dora will be featured in an upcoming issue of Truckers News and wins $2,000 U.S. Savings Bond, a personalized jacket and a recognition plaque, along with several other prizes.

Rounding out second through fifth places were Zimri Zirkle of Marion, Ind.; Fred Howard Jr. of Albany, Ga.; Bret Campbell of Sedalia, Mo.; and Kenneth Luther of Nampa, Idaho. They also win several prizes each.