CVSA seeks nominees for annual Driver Excellence Award

Updated Apr 19, 2022
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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is accepting nominations for its 2022 International Driver Excellence Award.

This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver, distinguishing themselves conspicuously and beyond the call of duty through the achievement of safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction for an extended period of time. The nominated individual must be of personal character beyond reproach with no disqualifying past behavior, as indicated in the IDEA award criteria.

Nominees must have:

  • At least 25 cumulative years of crash-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

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The IDEA winner will receive:

  • A check for $2,500
  • A crystal trophy
  • Airfare for the winner and one guest to Rapid City, South Dakota to receive his/her award
  • Two-night hotel stay in Rapid City

The IDEA winner will be presented with his/her award at the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in the fall. The announcement of the IDEA winner will be shared nationally through a press release, as well as on the CVSA website and through social media. A feature article on the award winner will run in CVSA’s quarterly magazine, “Guardian.”

This year, CVSA is accepting nominations and supporting documentation through an online nomination form.  Go to the online nomination form.

The deadline to complete and submit the online nomination form and supporting documentation is May 20. All nominators will receive notification confirming CVSA’s receipt of their nomination application.

IDEA is open to the entire commercial motor vehicle industry. You do not have to be a member of or affiliated with CVSA to apply. The IDEA Program Committee will review and authenticate IDEA nominations. The final decision to recognize and honor the nominee will be made by the CVSA Executive Committee.