New driver recognition award announced

Updated Jan 3, 2015

A new award has been created to recognize North America truck drivers’ skills and safety.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced recently the creation of International Driver Excellence (IDEA) Award. The award is meant to recognize drivers who the organization says “… go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a professional truck or bus driver.”

To be considered for the award, the award winner must have:

  • At least 25 cumulative years of accident-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years
  • No felony convictions
  • No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years
  • No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations

The winner will be announced in April. That person will receive a trophy, a monetary award and a medallion to place on his or her truck or bus, which will be presented in September at the organization’s annual conference.

Drivers can be nominated between Jan. 5 and Feb. 27. See the CVSA link for more details and the entry form.