OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, May 03, 2013

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 H. Baker of Sioux Falls, SD, has been recognized for 55 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls general freight.
  • Ed Bryant of Albuquerque, NM, has been recognized for 47 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Jimmy Morrison of Galax, VA, has been recognized for 39 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Daniel J. Piper of LaSalle, IL, has been recognized for 37 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Jimmy H. Ardis of Sumter, SC, has been recognized for 36 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls refrigerated freight.
  • Stuart Hochfelder of Bourbonnais, IL, has been recognized for 35 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Roger D. Larkins of Chubbuck, ID, has been recognized for 34 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls special commodities.
  • Clifton D. Albright of Romulus, MI, has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Don Baum of Webberville, MI, has been recognized for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Roy E. Harris of Spokane, WA, has been recognized for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls oversize freight.
  • Paul Nicholson of Tooele, UT, has been recognized for 20 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Charlie Staab of Franklin, PA has been recognized for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls LTL freight.
  • David W. Carr of Starkville, MS, has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Johnny C. Turvaville of Seven Points, TX, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls recognition awards such as trophies and plaques.
  • Melvin R. McKenzie of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Marcus V. Benning of Des Moines, IA, has been recognized for two years of safe, accident-free driving. He currently hauls tires and windows.


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.

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