Sweet, an OOIDA member from Omaha, NE, was honored recently as the
Professional Truckdriver of the Month by the Nebraska Trucking Association.
an owner-operator, was chosen for his safety record. The NTA said
in a statement that he has driven 5.5 million miles with only one
accident during his 38-year career.
58-year-old trucker received the award April 10 during a Nebraska
Trucking Safety Management Council meeting in York, NE. In addition
to the NTA honor, he was also given a plaque by the Nebraska State
Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division in honor of his safety record.
addition to his years driving, Sweet also taught for about a year
at a truck driving school operated by Nebraska Trucks and Diesel
in Omaha. He served as the school’s backing instructor.
taught those kids to back up the proper way. I enjoyed that, I really
did,” he said. “I did that for a year, and then the old road was
calling me back.”
has been an owner-operator for 16 years, and drives a 1999 Eagle
International 9400 series truck. He has been leased to Cornhusker
Motor Lines for the past seven years.
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
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