Maverick Transportation announced Jimmy Fitzwater of Shreveport, LA, as their Driver of the Month for November 2014. Fitzwater has been with Maverick for twelve years, starting in July of 2002.
"Jimmy has grown leaps and bounds as a driver with Maverick," said Fleet Manager Rhonda Brignac. "He's taken away so much from his own learning experience about flat-bedding and becoming a professional driver. Over the years, he has worked to continually improve himself to the point of becoming a Driver Trainer and has now trained over 52 students. He's also volunteered multiple times to participate in the Special Olympics Convoy, and has been a huge advocate of the PFP program, often challenging other drivers to do all they can to take advantage of the opportunity that PFP gives them. I truly believe that Jimmy can contribute to the Drivers Advisory Council in a professional manner and as an excellent driver advocate to the fleet."
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.