Southeastern Freight Lines recently recognized one of its company drivers for his 50-year career. Driver Malcolm Bryant started driving for Southeastern Freight Lines when he was just 17 years old, and he’s been with the company for the last 50 years.
To recognize his contributions to the company, the fleet honored Bryant with a 2012 Volvo, a shadow box of safety pins from Year One to Year Fifty, a custom-made miniature replica of the 1965 B Model Mack that Bryant drove at the beginning of his career, and a $5,000 check.
“By all accounts, Mr. Bryant has likely exceeded all expectations and really set the bar high for others,” said Rick Scott, president and CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association, in the fleet’s Eagle Eye News newsletter. “The recognition and gifts he has received are certainly generous and wonderful, but they can’t be as rewarding as the satisfaction and pride of owning a truly remarkable career and track record like his. Mr. Bryant is a genuine ‘Knight of the Road,’ and for aspiring young professional drivers, what a great role model to look to. All drivers should marvel at the thought of what he’s accomplished and how much discipline he’s developed.”