OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, April 06, 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:

  • Wayne Baker of Worthing, SD, has been recognized for 54 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Wayne H. Brown of Reynoldsburg, OH, has been recognized for 46 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls household goods and equipment for trade shows.
  • Haley L. DeHaan of Marion, MI, has been recognized for 42 years of safe, accident-free driving. He hauled refrigerated freight in the last years of his career. He retired in March.
  • Daniel J. Piper of LeSalle, IL, has been recognized for 36 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Roger D. Larkins of Chubbuck, ID, has been recognized for 33 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls special commodities.
  • Noel J. Smith of Montevideo, MN, has been recognized for 23 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls building materials.
  • Donald W. Wolford, Jr. of Greencastle, PA, has been recognized for 23 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls steel.
  • Earl and Cheryl Dechert of Fordland, MO, have been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving. They currently haul general freight.
  • Richard B. Donahue, Jr. of Lady Lake, FL, has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Kevin C. Williams of Baltimore, MD, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving. He hauls mostly new trailers.
  • Johnny C. Turvaville of Seven Points, TX, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls recognition awards such as trophies and plaques.
  • Leonard ‘Leo’ Johnson of Philadelphia, PA, has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls entertainment equipment and staging along with general freight.
  • Harold E. Parker of Bay Minette, AL, has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls hazardous materials.
  • Andrew Boyington of Silverhill, AL, has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls produce.
  • Willard ‘Will’ E. Applegate of Independence, MO, has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently pulls a reefer hauling refrigerated 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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