NCI names June driver of the month

A veteran company driver from Colorado is the driver of the month for a major national fleet.

NCI driver of the month for June Chris Back and his daughter Amanda. (NCI photo)NCI driver of the month for June Chris Back and his daughter Amanda. (NCI photo)

National Carriers, Inc. named Chris Back of Colorado Springs, its Driver of the Month for June. Back has delivered refrigerated goods to the carrier’s customers for the past 15 years. He received $500 and is in the running to be named the company’s  driver of the year.

“I came to NCI in 2002 as an owner operator,” said Back. “As I prepared to upgrade my truck last year I decided the new emission standards requirements were expensive and potentially could add high maintenance cost to my business. NCI offered me an opportunity as a company driver operating a new Kenworth T-680 tractor equipped with an automatic transmission, APU, inverter, and they pay all the operating expenses. I couldn’t pass it up.”

Each Driver of the Month is a finalist for NCI Driver of the Year award. The NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, Texas in the spring of 2018. The winner receives $5,000.