OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Tuesday, November 08, 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:

  • Ted Chapman of King, NC, has been recognized for 57 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls produce, dry freight and cabinet parts.
  • Samuel V. Holder of Park Forest, IL, has been recognized for 42 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls chemicals.
  • Marion Crafts of Bend, OR, has been recognized for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls power sports equipment such as motorcycles, wave runners and quads.
  • Robert M. Webb of Locust, NC, has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general commercial freight.
  • Larry Gerhart of Tucson, AZ, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls furniture, Dish Network satellites and Caterpillar parts.
  • Beth Eder of Park Falls, WI, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • John Eder of Park Falls, WI, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • David J. Edwards of Payette, ID, has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls lumber.
  • Ruben Velez of Mesquite, TX, has been recognized for 11 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Mark R. Johnson of Opp, AL, has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Frank S. Nathanson of Staten Island, NY, has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls flatbed freight.
  • Kaylynn Edwards of Payette, ID, has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Michael J. Parker of Mesa, AZ, has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls autos.
  • Karl L. Schumacher of Dexter, GA, has been recognized for four years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls livestock.

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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