Most carriers recognize the accomplishments of their drivers, and usually reward their driver of the year with cash and prizes. But one Alabama fleet gave their top driver a truly unique prize.
Montgomery Transport’s driver of the year winner, Bob Foran, was announced at the Bristol Motor Speedway Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 race weekend and was given the opportunity to take a lap around the NASCAR track in his new, custom Peterbilt 579.
“It’s an awesome feeling — my mind has been blown since it was announced,” said Foran, who was honored in April. “I couldn’t work for a finer organization than Montgomery Transport. I’m very proud of Mr. Montgomery and all the people who have supported us, and I just don’t know what else to say but thank you! This has been an over-the-top experience for me.”
In addition to the custom Peterbilt presented by Tommy Fitzgerald, Jr., Foran also won $1,000 cash award.
Since joining the Birmingham, Alabama-based flatbed carrier in September of 2015, Foran has logged more than 300,000 miles.
“He is the ultimate team player – always on time, safe and willing to help the company and his fellow employees,” said Rollins Montgomery, president of Montgomery Transport. “He really exemplifies what it means to be a professional truck driver and we’re very proud he’s on our team.”
To qualify as driver of the year, drivers must maintain a safe driving record, uphold Montgomery’s service and quality standards, maximize safe miles, and display loyalty and an exceptional attitude among other requirements. Drivers who have been named a driver of the month are candidates for driver of the year.