Daniels named TRALA’s driver of the year

Danny Daniels, who drives for the Ryder Dedicated division, was named driver of the year by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) at its annual meeting March 18.

Danny Daniels: TRALA Driver of the Year

TRALA is a national trade association for the truck renting and leasing industry. The award is sponsored by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Daniels has logged over 2.75 million collision and injury-free miles driving tractor-trailers over the past 31 years. He has received the 2 million accident-free miles medal from Ryder System and been named driver of the month three times.

Not only is he a driver, but a state-tested nurse’s aid. Daniels is also actively involved in the community throughout his involvement in Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids and Blankets for Vets.

“Danny epitomizes hard work, dedication, and what it means to be a safe driver,” said John Diez, President of Ryder Dedicated.  “He is a shining example of all of the outstanding Ryder drivers who are committed to safety and customer service.  We are extremely proud to have Danny on the Ryder Dedicated Team.”

Daniels and his wife of 18 years Alice have four children.

TRALA member leasing companies nominate their top drivers and just one is selected for this honor.