OOIDA, Volvo recognize drivers for safe driving

| Friday, August 08, 2008

OOIDA recently announced August 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.

George F. Hanlon of Barefoot Bay, FL, has been recognized for a 51-year career distinguished by 51 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer.

George currently hauls concrete additive in a tanker.

Glen E. Klipp of Ranson, WV, has earned the Safe Driving Award for 42 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Glen currently hauls machinery and oversize loads.

Robert Ravenscroft of Juneau, WI, has been recognized for 39 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls paper, equipment and some refrigerated products.

Doyle Zorn of Des Moines, IA, has been recognized for 38 years of safe, accident-free driving. Doyle currently hauls pork and unfinished mechanical parts.

Gary C. Wiggins of Cleveland, TX, has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free truck driving. He currently hauls dry van freight.

Paul D. Taylor of Nixa, MO, has earned recognition for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Paul currently hauls pipe and flooring.

Michael R. Crawford of Long Lane, MO, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free truck driving. He currently hauls loads that include wood, shingles and steel.

Corwyn A. Hodge of Lena, WI, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Corwyn hauls lumber, aluminum and machinery.

Brian K. Frank of Salineville, OH, has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls chemicals in a tanker.

Elton Manzione of Athens, GA, has been recognized by OOIDA for nine years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Elton currently hauls fireworks and pyrotechnics for special effects.

Scott G.B. Sargent of West Salem, WI, has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving. He hauls cheese, baked goods, beer and other carbonated beverages.

Gerald Mattingly of Louisville, KY, has been recognized for six years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. He currently hauls new RVs and house trailers.

Shawn Kirscht of Walsenburg, CO, has earned recognition for five years of safe, accident-free driving. Shawn currently hauls freight for Target.

Chris A. Winter of Memphis, TN, has been recognized for four years of safe, accident-free driving. Chris currently hauls general freight.

Michael J. Parker of Mesa, AZ, has been recognized for one year of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. He hauls automobiles.

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.

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