OOIDA, Volvo, recognize drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, June 12, 2009

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:

  • Kenneth W. Kidd of Afton, VA, has been recognized for 46 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls commercial laundry linens for hospitals, prisons and non-profit facilities.
  • Stuart E. Hochfelder of Bourbonnais, IL, has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls LTL freight (less than a load).
  • Don Sisco of Marion, KY, has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general flatbed freight.
  • Randall W. Strachan of Palmyra, MO, has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Jay W. Hosty of Diamondhead, MS, has been recognized for 26 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls freight of all kinds.
  • Marvin D. Gerjets of Cedar Rapids, IA, has been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls air filters, plastic wrap and other general freight.
  • Edmund Warren of Little River Academy, TX, has been recognized for 20 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls military loads and general freight.
  • George W. Pierce Jr. of Wills Point, TX, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls freight of all kinds.
  • Roger D. Larkins of Chubbuck, ID, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls special commodities.
  • Mark H. Kenyon of Lyman, SC, has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving.  He currently hauls freight of all kinds.
  • Brian K. Frank of Salineville, OH, has been recognized for 11 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls hazardous material and chemicals in a bulk tanker.
  • Betty R. Beaudoin of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving. She currently hauls displays for Home Depot and general freight for Big Lots.
  • Wendell L. Penny of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls displays for Home Depot and general freight for Big Lots.
  • Rodney Monson of Berlin, WI, has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general flatbed freight.
  • Robert D. Raypholtz of Huntington, IN, has been recognized for four years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls display and office furniture such as dialysis chairs, wood trim, cabinets and more.

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 on 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.