OOIDA, Volvo, recognize drivers for safe driving records

| Monday, July 14, 2008

OOIDA recently announced honorees in the Association’s Safe Driving Award program. The following drivers have been recognized by the Association and program sponsor Volvo Trucks North America for truck driving excellence.

Rodney Abrams of Dayton, OH, has been recognized for 11 years of safe, accident-free driving. Rodney currently hauls automotive parts for Honda.

Betty Beaudoin of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for nine years of safe, accident-free truck driving.

David Billinger of Osawatomie, KS, has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. David currently hauls storage containers, heavy machinery, farm equipment and other general freight.

David N. Borchers of Blackburn, MO, has been recognized by OOIDA for 30 years of safe, accident-free truck driving. David currently hauls feed.

Howard Brouwer of Welland, Ontario, Canada, has been recognized by OOIDA for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving. Howard hauls general dry freight.

G. Patrick Carty of Port Hueneme, CA, has been recognized by OOIDA for three years of safe, accident-free truck driving. Patrick hauls general freight. He is also on active duty with the U.S. Navy.

Richard Gehman of Blakeslee, PA, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free trucking. Richard currently hauls corrugated cardboard.

Jose R. Hernandez of Deltona, FL, has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Jose hauls general freight.

Frank B. Kopp of Graham, WA, has been recognized for 32 years of safe, accident-free truck driving. Frank hauls produce.

Roger Larkins of Chubbuck, ID, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free truck driving.

Dennis McGuire of Clarksville, IN, has been recognized for three years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Dennis currently hauls steel coils.

Wendell Penny of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for nine years of safe, accident-free truck driving.

George W. Pierce, Jr. of Wills Point, TX, has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. George hauls freight of all kinds.

Doug Thee of St. Joseph, MO, has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free truck driving. Doug currently hauls refrigerated containers of pork to Oakland ports and then brings produce back to the Midwest.

The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free years while operating a commercial vehicle. Safe driving awards are available to all eligible OOIDA members who qualify based upon the number of years for which the member has operated a commercial vehicle without being involved in a preventable accident.

The program is sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America.

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