Maverick Transportation announced David Gunter of Little Rock, AR, as their Driver of the Month for August 2014. Gunter has been with Maverick for three years and started his professional driving career at Maverick in November of 2011. He has been a professional driver since 1976, having driven over 3 million miles without a chargeable accident.
"David is an excellent, professional driver that is a shining example of the Maverick Way," said Fleet Manager Jeremy Murphy. "He will do anything he can to help, he understands the nature of the business, and what impresses me the most is the growth that he has had while at Maverick. He is something for the new drivers and students to look up to as an example of the knowledge, experience, and a career you can build here at Maverick, even if things do not look perfect at the beginning of the journey."
The eighth recipient of twelve Drivers of the Month for 2014, Gunter has proven himself a leader in the company's fleet. His favorite part of driving for Maverick is working with an excellent operations and dispatch team.
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 announced 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.