Woman honored for long career of safe driving

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Deborah Paskman (middle) honored for her long safe driving record by the National Association of Small Trucking CopaniesDeborah Paskman (middle) honored for her long safe driving record by the National Association of Small Trucking Copanies

A veteran woman driver was among those honored at last week’s annual meeting of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. A total of 16 drivers for member companies were honored for accident-free performance throughout million-plus-mile careers.

Deborah Paskman, who has been driving for Hercules Van Lines for 24 years, was recognized for compiling 1.5 million accident-free miles in the 32 years she has been on the road.

Also honored were:

Robert Murphy
9 years with Brenny Specialized
31 years, 3.5 million miles accident-free

Carl Raue Sr.
40 years as Carl Raue Trucking
44 years, 3.2 million miles accident-free

Tony Olvera
19 years with Cayenne Express
33 years, 3.5 million miles accident-free

The National Associations of Small Trucking Companies 2017 Driver of the Year AwardDavid Fisher
7 years with Cowen Truck Line
33 years, 2 million miles accident-free

Steve Cichon
28 years with Fischer Truck and Bus Service
30 years, 3.1 million miles accident-free

Kenny Bussell
16 years with Hetzels Overland Transport
35 years, 2 million miles accident-free

Kurt Schimelpfenig
15 years with Hull Transport
45 years, 5.1 million miles accident-free

Dion Milliken
20 years with Jade Tank Lines
25 years, 2.5 million miles accident-free

Craig Searcy
16 years with K.D. On-Time
28 years, 2.4 million miles accident-free

Larry Campbell
6 years as Lawrence Campbell & Family Trucking
38 years, 4 million miles accident-free

Ron Snodie
25 years with RSR Services
20 years, 2 million miles accident-free

Jon Ullrich
3 years with Sterling Auto Carrier
35 years, 4.5 million miles accident-free

Keith Werner
17 years with Tom Gullickson
17 years, 2.3 million miles accident-free

Andy Ziemann
6 years with Triple R Trucking
13 years, 1.6 million miles accident-free

Mike Stratton
13 years with Waletich Corp.
35 years, 4 million miles accident-free