Georgia’s Driver of the Year works for Con-way Freight

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Con-way Freight announced that one of its Atlanta-based drivers has been named 2008 Driver of the Year by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. John Dillon was chosen for the honor due to his long record of safe and courteous driving in the state. He received the award at the recent GMTA Safety Council Awards Banquet in Lake Lanier Islands, Ga.

“This prestigious award is a great honor, and I commend John Dillon on earning it,” says John G. Labrie, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight. “John’s exemplary record over 18 years on the road for Con-way Freight shows that he is truly committed to safety, which is one of our core values.”

Dillon, who has worked as a professional truck driver for 23 years, lives in Sharpsburg, Ga. His typical route is linehaul to Knoxville, Tenn. As Driver of the Year, he was presented with a trophy and $500 cash award. He also was recognized at the annual GMTA convention.

“John Dillon has logged 1.5 million safe driving miles,” says Guy Young, GMTA vice president. “He has demonstrated safety, courtesy and an outstanding work ethic for Con-way Freight. The Georgia Motor Trucking Association is proud to have John representing the thousands of professional drivers in Georgia as our 2008 Georgia Driver of the Year.”

All drivers who live in Georgia and drive for a motor-carrier member of GMTA are eligible to win the Driver of the Year designation. Eligible drivers must be nominated by their employers, and each carrier is limited to one nomination per year.