2018 Driver of the Year Event Recap

  Monday, February 4, 2019

Check out the recap of last year’s Driver of the Year event!

The annual Driver of the Year banquet and presentation is always a wonderful way to kick off the new year! We love celebrating our drivers, and especially honoring those who have worked hard to obtain the status of the "Black Hat" - a Driver of the Month or Dedicated Driver of the Quarter.

This year's banquet was held at the historic Union Station in Little Rock.

During the evening's festivities, we heard from Executive VP & COO Doug Richey, VP of Operations John Coppens, and Chairman & CEO Steve Williams.

There was also a surprise gift presented to VP of Operations John Coppens, on behalf of all current/former Drivers of the Year.

Here are a few pics of this year's attendees (more on our Facebook page):

Friday is always the day our Black Hats look forward to most! After a long day of meeting with the Driver Advisory Council and spending time in business unit breakout sessions, it was time for the presentation.

This year's Driver of the Year presentation was held in a new venue -- our Training Center. As all of our drivers become Mavericks through our training program, this was a special venue indeed.

2017 Driver of the Year Lou Webber and Dedicated Driver of the Year Gary Lipscomb being presented with their flags

The top 3 Dedicated Drivers of the Quarters are then announced:

Then the announcement of our 2018 Dedicated Driver of the Year, Randy Smith! Congratulations, Randy!

After the new DDY was announced, it was on to the OTR Driver of the Year!

Congratulations to our 2018 Driver of the Year, Scott Schwarzlose!

It takes hard work and dedication to become a Black Hat. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to celebrate all 20 of our Dedicated Drivers of the Quarter and Drivers of the Month. Congratulations to our new Drivers of the Year, we can't wait to see what 2019 holds for you and the Council!