A round up of trucking's people news and headline makers for the week of May 9.
SEFL names new service center manager in Arkansas
Jeremy Martin has been promoted to Southeastern Freight Lines' service center manager in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Martin has more than six years of experience at Southeastern (CCJ Top 250, No. 31), starting his career at the Fort Smith service center in Arkansas as an outbound supervisor. He has served in various leadership positions during his time with the company, including linehaul supervisor and pickup and delivery supervisor, outbound operations manager and, most recently, assistant service center manager in Oklahoma City.
“Jeremy embodies the characteristics of our culture. He is committed to providing Quality without Question service as well as cultivating financial strength for our company,” said Jim Jones, regional vice president of operations for Southeastern Freight Lines. “Jeremy leads his teams with purpose, and we’re confident he will continue to serve our internal and external customers with excellence in Little Rock.”
OnLine Transport has a new VP of Maintenance
Randy Obermeyer has been named Vice President of Maintenance and Interim Safety Director at OnLine Transport. Obermeyer had served as Director of Maintenance for the Indianapolis-based carrier for just more than a year. He also serves as Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meetings of the Technology and Maintenance Council.
Since joining Werner in 1987, Parker has earned several President’s Safe Driver Club recognitions from the Nebraska Trucking Association, Annual On-Time Service Awards and recently achieved the safety milestone of driving four million accident-free miles.
“My job is to be safe, be professional and be considerate of other drivers on the road,” said Parker. “I always tell drivers that we need to treat others on the road like that is our family in the other car. Receiving this elite safety award is something I greatly appreciate.”
Werner Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers noted Allen was an example of what Werner represents. "Nothing we do is worth getting hurt or hurting others, and drivers like Allen make sure to put safety at the forefront, which is always our message to drivers," he said.
The annual International Driver Excellence Award was established in 2015 to honor individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial motor vehicle driver through safe operation and compliance. To be nominated, a driver must have at least 25 cumulative years of accident-free driving. Parker will be recognized at an award presentation in the fall. He is the third Werner driver to win this award.