Veteran Mississippi driver honored by NCI

A veteran driver from Mississippi was recognized recently by his employer, National Carriers, Inc.

Andre Stanton of Byram, Mississippi, was named Driver of the Month for February 2020. According to the company, the award “recognizes the outstanding service, safety, and professionalism that Stanton developed over thirty-three years of truck driving, the last two of which have been with NCI.”

Andre Stanton of Byram, Mississippi, was named Driver of the Month for February 2020 by NCIAndre Stanton of Byram, Mississippi, was named Driver of the Month for February 2020 by NCI

In addition to earning a $1,000 Driver of the Month bonus, Stanton is now a finalist for Driver of the Year and the accompanying $10,000 prize.

Stanton, a military veteran, praised his dispatcher when accepting the award.

“My dispatcher at National Carriers, Debra Haley, is quick to address any problems I may have while out on the road,” said Stanton. “I left NCI for a short time and, when I came back, I requested to return to her board. She knows how I like to run and goes out of her way to help her drivers.”

National Carriers spokesman Ed Kentner said, “Andre’s military background as a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army and Reserves has served him well. His leadership abilities and attention to the mission at hand makes him an incredibly safe, dependable driver for our company and customers.”

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NCI is a diversified carrier serving all 48 states in the continental U.S. with refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. Here are some more details:

  • What lanes they run: OTR
  • What sort of freight they carry: Refrigerated
  • What kind of equipment they have: Late-model Kenworth T-680s, Utility refrigerated trailers with SmartTruck UT6 aerodynamics.
  • General range of pay for drivers and student drivers: Benefits, home time, etc.: Company drivers starting up to 51 CPM – Owner Operators $175k+ average annual revenue. Company Drivers: Health and life insurance, A company-sponsored 401(K) plan, Paid vacation and holidays.
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