OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Friday, March 27, 2015

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:

  • Louis Esposito of Duanesburg, N.Y., has been recognized for 45 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Dennis L. Johnson of Clark, S.D., has been recognized for 33 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Ernie Broyles, Jr. of Augusta, W.V., has been recognized for 35 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Stan Hamby of Houston, Texas, has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Rick Klatt of Oconto Falls, Wis., has been recognized for 25 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Paul Nicholson of Tooele, Utah, has been recognized for 22 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • David Murphy of Ivor, Va., has been recognized for 21 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Charlie Staab of Franklin, Pa., has been recognized for 20 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Mark Donaldson of Virden, Ill., has been recognized for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Leo Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa., has been recognized for 16 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Larry Strange of Senath, Mo., has been recognized for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Steve Gilbert of Mesquite, Nev., has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Richard Cooper of Victoria, Texas, has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Garfield Harper, Jr. of Westhampton, N.J., has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Bryan Spoon of Asheboro, N.C., has been recognized for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Delius Frazier of Freeport, N.Y., has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Paul Hoopingarner of Tahlequah, Okla., has been recognized for seven years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Johnny Stack of Winton, Calif., has been recognized for five years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Marcus Benning of Des Moines, Iowa, has been recognized for four years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Mark Stopka of Tacoma, Wash., has been recognized for two 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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