Five company drivers have been nominated for one of the trucking industry’s top awards.
In the running for the American Trucking Associations’ EROAD National Driver of the Year Award are:
Parke Whitney has spent 48 years in the trucking industry after serving in the Navy and Marine Corps from 1967-1971, serving two tours in Vietnam. Whitney has been driving for John Christner Trucking for the past seven years and has accumulated 5 million accident-free miles. Whitney was nominated by the Oklahoma Trucking Association.
Candidates are selected from a pool of exceptional state Drivers of the Year submitted by state trucking associations. Each candidates’ qualifications are reviewed by a panel of judges. They then narrow the field of nominees to a group of finalists who are judged by a panel of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and law enforcement representatives, who select the award winner.
Each driver now must submit a video by Sept. 6, answering five questions regarding their careers.
The winner is announced at ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition Oct. 5-9 in San Diego.