OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Thursday, March 06, 2014

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:

  • Lonnie L. Byers of Ozark, Ark., has been recognized for 44 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • William H. Newlin of Winchester, Va., has been recognized for 42 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Rick R. Spears of Decatur, Texas, has been recognized for 33 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Dennis L. Johnson of Clark, S.D., has been recognized for 32 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Joseph Velasquez of Las Vegas, Nev., has been recognized for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Stan Hamby of Houston, Miss., has been recognized for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Donald W. Wolford Jr. of Greencastle, Pa., has been recognized for 25 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Rick R. Klatt of Oconto Falls, Wis., has been recognized for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Harry J. Davis of Bosque, N.M., has been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Chuck E. Winborn III of Birmingham, Ala., has been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Mike P. Caswell of Siloam Springs, Ark., has been recognized for 21 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Jack J. Eberly of Stryker, Ohio, has been recognized for 21 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Richard B. Donahue, Jr. of Lady Lake, Fla., has been recognized for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Mark A. Donaldson of Virden, Ill., has been recognized for 17 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • David W. Carr of Starkville, Miss., has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Leo Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa., has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • David J. Edwards of Payette, Idaho, has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Jim A. Mitrano of Portland, Ore., has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Garfield Harper, Jr. of Westampton, N.J., has been recognized for nine years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • David D. Ingersoll of Eau Claire, Wis. has been recognized for nine years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Kaylynn Edwards of Payette, Idaho, has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Evelyn R. Donahue of Lady Lake, Fla., has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving.


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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