OOIDA, Volvo, recognize drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, October 09, 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:

  • Jim Waltemyer of Windsor, PA, has been recognized for 37 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls Federal Express freight.
  • Howard Willard of Panama City, FL, has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Will Coe of Lakeland, FL, has been recognized for 23 years of safe, accident-free driving. He recently retired due to a medical condition and is currently taking online business courses to pursue a new career.
  • John P. Smedile of Wayne, NJ, has been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls automobiles.
  • Robert M. Webb of Locust, NC, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general commercial freight.
  • Tony Smith of Indianapolis, IN, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Beth Eder of Park Falls, WI, has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving. She currently hauls refrigerated freight.
  • John J. Eder of Park Falls, WI, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls refrigerated freight.
  • Linda E. Salley of Nashville, TN, has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving. She currently hauls general freight.
  • Charles M. Thibault of Nashville, TN, has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving.

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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