Thursday, July 29, 2010

Third Party Logistics Firm Name Truckers Of The Year

Greatwide Announce Driver Award Winners
Shipping News Feature

US – Any aspiring truck drivers and owner operators couldn’t do any better than to take notice of the latest winners of 3PL specialists Greatwide Logistics Services Company Driver of the Year and Owner-Operator of the Year Awards. Yesterday the company announced that the recipients of the 2009 awards are Bill Hill of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Gordon Johnson of Delaware, Ohio respectively.

Johnson has been driving professionally since 1971, covering more than 3 million accident-free miles in 39 years. His usual route takes him throughout the Ohio Valley. Johnson says he loves the independent lifestyle that driving provides. Greatwide have produced a short video of Gordon’s history and philosophy which is worth a look for anyone considering a life on the highway.

Bill Hill has been a professional driver for 30 years, and has travelled 2.25 million accident-free miles during his career. He typically drives a route from Greater Washington, D.C., to the New York metropolitan area, a round trip of 500 miles. Hill says patience is the key to safe driving.

Greatwide chose Hill and Johnson from 31 finalists for Driver of the Year selected out of a pool of nearly 4,000 drivers based on impressive driving records, high levels of safety performance and outstanding character. Along with Driver of the Year honours, each driver was awarded a cruise for two, a week's worth of wages and a special Super Bowl-style ring. Additionally, all nominees received a commemorative jacket and watch, as well as a Driver of the Year nominee equipment decal.

"Our drivers are the cornerstone of our business, and these two professionals exemplify a level of dedication and commitment to excellence that makes them the best of the best," said John Simone, president and chief operating officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. "We commend Bill and Gordon for their extraordinary service and congratulate them on being named Greatwide's Drivers of the Year."