OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, September 23, 2011

OOIDA recently announced honorees in the Association’s Safe Driving Award program. The following drivers have been recognized by the Association for truck driving excellence:

  • James “Eddie” Gray of Arlington, TX, has been recognized for 42 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls mail for the United States Postal Service.
  • Tim Trotter of Castaic, CA, has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • John P. Smedile of Wayne, NJ, has been recognized for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls automobiles.
  • Tom A. Grogan of Superior, WI, has been recognized for 23 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls paper products.
  • Tim Magee of Slidell, LA, has been recognized for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls oversize loads, heavy equipment and military loads.
  • Tony Smith of Indianapolis, IN, has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Betty R. Beaudoin of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving. She currently hauls general freight.
  • Wendell L. Penny of Dieterich, IL, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • William Green of Albany, NY, has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.

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 Shell Rotella T.

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