Virginia names ABF trucker its driver of the year

ABF’s David BoyerABF’s David Boyer

A man who has been trucking for 44 years is the Virginia Trucking Association’s 2018 Truck Driver of the Year.

David Boyer, an ABF Freight driver based in Wytheville, Virginia, was recognized during the VTA’s annual Safety and Human Resources Conference, held in Portsmouth, Virginia recently.

“David is a dedicated professional who serves as an excellent role model,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “All of us at ABF Freight are very proud of David and what he does for ABF and for our industry.”

Boyer has been a professional driver for 44 years, the last 39 with ABF Freight. In 2016, he received the Virginia Governor’s Transportation Safety Award. Boyer is an America’s Road Team Captain (2012-2011) and twice has earned recognition as a member of the ABF Freight Road Team (2010-2011, 2008-2009).

He also has received the 2 Million Mile Safe Driving Award, the 1 Million Mile Safe Driving Award, 35-year Safety Performance Plaque and 30-Year Safe Driving Ring among other safety awards.

Boyer also participates in the annual Mid-Atlantic Charity Fun Drive benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association and God’s Pit Crew, a program that provides aid during disaster relief efforts.