OOIDA member named Fortune Xpress o-o of the year

| 6/3/2002

Owner-operator and OOIDA member David Lachniet recently was recognized by Fortune Xpress as the company's owner-operator of the year for 2001. Fortune Xpress is owned by Annett Holdings Inc., the largest privately-held flatbed carrier in the nation.

Lachniet, from Goodview, VA, has been with Fortune Xpress since 1995. "David is an excellent owner-operator. His professionalism, safe driving practices and management of his own business are exceptional," says Rick Hanson, Fortune's vice president of operations.

A trucker since 1981, Lachniet has been an owner-operator for the last three years. He attributes his longevity in the industry to being flexible. "If things don't go as planned, you have to be able to adjust on the fly," David says. "If you don't, you won't survive."