Eighteen private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council as National Driver All-Stars. The award, co-sponsored by Navistar, was presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s recent National Safety Conference.
“These drivers embody all the characteristics, skills and attitudes that are the heart of what enables the private fleet to continue to deliver exceptional levels of customer service,” says Gary Petty, NPTC president and chief executive officer. “They are ambassadors, not only for their company, but for the entire private fleet community. We are honored to recognize these private fleet drivers for meeting high performance standards in the fields of customer service, safety and compliance.”
NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:
• Customer service (uniform/appearance, on-time deliveries, attitude/conduct, customer feedback, loading/unloading and cooperation);
• Safety (number of DOT-reportable accidents, number of OSHA-reportable injuries and number of traffic violations verified by current MVR);
• Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.);
• Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.); and
• Community service.
This year’s National Driver All-Stars are Frederick Harris, ADM Trucking Inc.; Joey French, Baxter Healthcare Corp.; Mark Manke, CPC Logistics Inc., assigned to Bridgestone America Tire Operations; Rick Flores, Frito Lay Transportation; Jon Sikes, CPC Logistics Inc., assigned to Hospira Inc.; Corwin Grace, Kellogg Co.; Ramon Woodworth, Kraft Foods Inc.; Steve Lamb, Maines Paper & Food Service; Charles E. Shultz, Marathon Petroleum Co.; Franklin Wayne Smith, CPC Logistics Inc., assigned to Moen Inc.; Richard McDonald, CPC Logistics Inc., assigned to National Gypsum Energy Corp.; Todd Carlson, Schwans Consumer Brands; Kenneth Green, Spartan Stores Inc.; John Daniel, True Value Co.; Mark Neamon, Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc.; James Nivens, CPC Logistics Inc., assigned to Walgreen Oshkosh Inc.; Richard Tafoya, Centerline Drivers, assigned to Oakley Inc.; and Fredrick Hammers, CVS/Caremark.