OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Thursday, February 02, 2012

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:

  • Richard Gassman of Dubuque, IA, has been recognized for 53 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls clothing.
  • Jimmy H. Ardis of Sumter, SC, has been recognized for 35 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls refrigerated freight.
  • Richard R. Spears of Decatur, TX, has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently drives hot shot, hauling drill pipes and collars in the oil field.
  • Richard A. Tilley of Pasadena, TX, has been recognized for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls cleaning chemicals and waste.
  • Jack J. Eberly of Stryker, OH, has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently pulls a flatbed hauling lumber and sheet metal.
  • Chuck Hutton of Piqua, OH, has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • William H. Newlin of Winchester, VA, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls sand.
  • Michael E. Zanella of Columbus, OH, has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls freight of all kinds.
  • Rodney A. Monson of Berlin, WI, has been recognized for six years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently pulls a flatbed hauling machinery and building materials.
  • Lee C. York of Grover Hill, OH, has been recognized for four years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Donald B. Peachey of Belleville, PA, has been recognized for one year of safe, accident-free driving. He currently pulls a pneumatic tanker hauling sand.
  • Lee M. Sadler of Scio, NY, has been recognized for one year of safe, accident-free driving. He currently pulls a pneumatic tanker hauling sand.

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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