Maverick Transportation announced Tony Russo of Waynesville, MO, as their Driver of the Month for March 2016. Russo started his career at Maverick in March of 2011.
"Tony is a true Maverick -- he is always trying to do the right thing and is always willing to help," said Fleet Manager Jessica Kish. "He became a Maverick Instructor Trainer in 2013 and always teaches the students to think ahead, plan for the next load, and respect their equipment. He also instills in his students to run the way that he does through trip planning and time management so that there is never a situation that he can't work with. Tony has trained a total of 22 students with Maverick. He's an excellent driver and I never have to worry about him doing everything possible to get the load there on time. He always communicates any issues, and is always willing to help a driver out whether they are student or veteran."
Tony is married to wife Bo, and loves driving even as a hobby!
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.