OOIDA, Volvo, recognize drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, August 21, 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:

  • John C. Taylor of Cross Junction, VA, has been recognized for 57 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls canned, fresh or frozen foods.
  • Wayne H. Brown of Reynoldsburg, OH, has been recognized for 43 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls trade show equipment and household goods.
  • Bob E. Patrick of Mountain Top, PA, has been recognized for 40 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls insulation, electric scooters, Wise potato chips and other general freight.
  • David D. Foster of Joplin, MO, has been recognized for 26 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls flooring, tile and general dry box freight.
  • Gary C. Wiggins of Cleveland, TX, has been recognized for 20 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight in a dry van.
  • Gary W. Kaufman of St. Charles, MO, has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls for Emerson Electric.
  • David L. Collins of Richford, VT, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls bulk milk in a tanker.
  • Ruben G. Velez of Mesquite, TX, has been recognized for nine years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Scott B. Sargant of Holmen, WI, has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls cheese, baked goods, beer and other carbonated beverages.
  • Gerald R. Mattingly of Louisville, KY, has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls new RVs and house trailers.
  • Shawn L. Kirscht of Walsenburg, CO, has been recognized for six years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight for Target.

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.

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