Maverick Transportation announced Robert Bell of Smithfield, NC, as their Driver of the Month for January 2021. Bell has been driving with Maverick since 2004.
"Robert’s been on my board for over 11 years, so we have a lot of history," said Fleet Manager Heath Ericson. "He’s 100% business, professional, and helpful, which is something that’s very hard to do. He’s a great communicator, quick to help his fellow driver, and has 2 million miles of safe driving. That safety record speaks volumes for the kind of person he is. Not only is he an excellent driver, but he’s also taught me how to be a better fleet manager. Congratulations, Robert, you’re going to be an excellent addition to the Driver Advisory Council!"
The first recipient of twelve Drivers of the Month for 2021, Bell has proven himself a leader in the company's fleet. He has been honored with multiple safety awards throughout his tenure.
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.