Entry deadline for TCA’s top driver honors is Oct. 23

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The Truckload Carriers Association is accepting pre-applications for the Company Equipment Driver of the Year and Independent Contractor of the Year awards for 2006. The awards are an opportunity for carriers to honor drivers who have maintained exemplary safety records and who have achieved excellence in their trucking careers.

The Independent Contractor of the Year contest is sponsored by TCA and Overdrive magazine and rewards owner-operators based on their ability to run a successful business, operate in a safe manner over the public highways and enhance the public image of the trucking industry.

The Company Equipment Driver of the Year contest, sponsored by TCA and Truckers News magazine, recognizes company drivers who exemplify the best in the industry. Company drivers are selected based on their safety records, work history and past awards and recognition.

Both awards are open to over-the-road drivers who have driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles and are employed by a TCA member company. This year, TCA has narrowed the total list of winners to only five in each category.

The winners will be announced during TCA’s convention on March 11-14, 2007, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Drivers must submit their pre-application forms by Oct. 23. The online pre-application form is at www.randallpub.com/etrucker/tca/tca_doy.htm. For more information, contact Tom Burns at (703) 838-1950 or by e-mail.