were among the winners of the 2001 Truckload Carriers Association
15th Annual Independent Contractor of the Year Awards. The awards
recognized top independent truckdrivers for safe and reliable
Scott E. McCurry, Eagle Grove, IA, of Umthun Trucking Co., received
the grand prize. Lanny and Connie Beyer, Hancock, MN, leased to
Midwest Coast Transport, took third place. Other winners were
Patricia A. Rauschnot, Emerald, WI, Dart Transit Co. (2nd Place);
Henry E. Shriver, Eagle Grove, IA, Umthun Trucking Co. (4th Place);
and Earl Faro, Trout Creek, MT, Sammons Trucking (5th Place).
transportation data management subsidiary sponsored the awards.
The sponsorships included cash prizes as well as business software.
Winners were selected based on criteria that included the operators'
ability to run a successful business, to operate in a safe manner
and to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.