OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

| Monday, August 08, 2016

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 66 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Daniel P. Gaither of Longmont, Colo., has been recognized for 39 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • John P. Smedile of Wayne, N.J., has been recognized for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Scott Beals of Beebe, Ark., has been recognized for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Gerald R. Mattingly of Louisville, Ky., has been recognized for 14 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Kevin Kocmich of Litchfield, Minn., has been recognized for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Dave and Tina Peterson of Blaine, Minn., have been recognized for 12 years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Hamlin T. Raney III of Wake Forest, N.C., has been recognized for six years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Chris B. Temple of Belleview, Fla., has been recognized for three years of safe, accident-free driving.
  • Barbara J. Baker of Sioux Falls, S.D., 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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