Decker Truck Line names top drivers for September 2007

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Decker Truck Line recently announced its Drivers of the Month for September 2007. Dean Zeisneiss was selected for the honor from Decker’s flatbed division, and Jerry Sonsalla received the award for the reefer/van division.

Zeisneiss, who lives in New Providence, Iowa, joined the flatbed division in April 2007 and has trained several drivers since then. Sonsalla, who has been a driver with Decker for 16 years, has received previous Driver of the Month nominations and in 2005 was recognized as a three-million-mile safe driver. For the last eight years, Sonsalla has participated in the Trucker Buddy program, where he keeps a fourth-grade class in Webster City, Iowa, updated on his travels across the country.

Each month at Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker, dispatchers nominate drivers and owner-operators based on overall service and performance for that month. Operational productivity, safety records, maintenance/care of equipment (including idle time), payroll and billing, and customer service, are evaluated for each driver nominee. Each monthly award winner in 2007 is eligible to receive the award for 2007 Driver (or Owner-Operator) of the Year.