$25,000 awaits top two drivers in North America

The search continues to identify the top truck drivers in North America.

Two truck drivers will be $25,000 richer if they are chosen drivers of the year in a search by the Truckload Carriers Association, and Truckers News and its sister publication Overdrive.

Danny Smith was the 2016 Company Driver of the YearDanny Smith was the 2016 Company Driver of the Year

Nominations are open for the 2018 Company Driver of the Year and 2018’s Owner-Operator of the Year. The contests are sponsored by Cummins and Love’s Travel Stops. Each contest will award the winner with $25,000.

The finalists in each contest will receive a trip to TCA’s annual meeting March 10-12 at the Wynn in Las Vegas, where the winners will be announced. Each of the finalists will receive $2,500.

Contest rules and nomination forms can be found here.

The Company Driver of the Year contest honors company drivers who are reliable and safe. The contest is open to any company driver employed by an over-the-road carrier who has safely driven one million consecutive, accident-free miles. A company driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which he/she is currently employed and must have been employed by and driving for his/her current trucking company employer for the past three years.

The Owner-Operator of the Year contest recognizes owner-operators who operate safely and promote the industry, as well as run their businesses successfully.