Maverick Transportation announced Vernon Rookstool of El Dorado Springs, MO, as their Driver of the Month for October 2016. Rookstool started his career at Maverick in February of 1997 and is nearing 20 years at the company.
"Vernon is #1 on my list for this quarter because of his long tenure, safety accomplishments, performance, and continued interest in the direction of Maverick," said Fleet Manager Lou Shoults. "Vernon was on the Drivers Advisory Committee back in 2000 and is one of the few Black Hats that puts forth the effort to stay engaged with what Maverick is doing."
The Driver of the Month program is a high honor for specially-selected Maverick drivers. Every month Maverick recognizes a driver from the company's fleet who demonstrates exceptional commitment to their profession, while maintaining Maverick's standards of holding safety in the highest regard. At the end of the year, all Maverick employees vote from the twelve Driver of the Month honorees to select the Driver of the Year, which is anounced the following January. As Driver of the Month, the recipient also serves as a voice of fellow drivers on the prestigious Driver Advisory Council, which meets with our leadership team on a quarterly basis.