Decker Truck Line recently announced its March 2008 Drivers of the Month. Rick Catherwood was selected from the flatbed division, and Rodney Knapp was selected from the reefer/van division.
Catherwood, who lives in Vinton, Iowa, has been driving for Decker for 12 years. Knapp, who lives in Charles City, Iowa, has been with the Fort Dodge, Iowa-based carrier for 17 years and for the last four years has been one of a small group of drivers who haul animal pharmaceutical products on a dedicated route.
Drivers and owner-operators are nominated monthly by their dispatcher and are selected based on overall performance within all areas of the company. Areas include operational productivity, safety records, maintenance/care of equipment (including idle time), payroll, billing and customer service. All chosen drivers and owner-operators also are eligible to be selected as Driver/Owner-Operator of the year.