OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Thursday, November 13, 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:

  • John C. Taylor of Cross Junction, Va., has been recognized for 63 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Ted Chapman of King, N.C., has been recognized for 60 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Don L. Peters of Saratoga, Wyo., has been recognized for 52 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Richard L. Clapp of Villa Grove, Ill., has been recognized for 46 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Eddie Gray of Arlington, Texas, has been recognized for 45 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Daniel J. Piper LaSalle, Ill., has been recognized for 39 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Daniel P. Gaither of Longmont, Colo., has been recognized for 37 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Randall W. Strachan of Palmyra, Mo., has been recognized for 34 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Tim G. Trotter of Castaic, Calif., has been recognized for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Keith Russell of Perryopolis, Pa., has been recognized for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Albert H. Elkins IV of West, Texas, has been recognized for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Cindy L. Lackland of Howard, Colo., has been recognized for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Tony Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., has been recognized for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Melvin R. McKenzie of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Michael W. Kurtz of Oklahoma City, Okla., has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Gerald McCarty of Frankfort, Ind., has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Gerald R. Mattingly of Louisville, Ky., has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Russell V. Minor of Mount Pleasant, Mich., has been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • George R. Kern of Topeka, Kan., has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Georgina P. Hutton of Kansas City, Mo., has been recognized for eight years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • John G. Malcolm of Findlay, Ohio, 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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