ATLANTA, March 4, 2010
Specialized freight transporter Bennett Motor Express (BME) announced the winners of its 2009 Drivers of the Year. The annual awards honor the company’s owner/operators who earn the highest safety and performance ratings throughout the year.
“These drivers have earned this honor based on their commitment to our safety culture, customer care, and quality service,” said David Lowry, BME president. “These winners are a great example of the dedication and drive our contractors show, and we’re proud to honor them for their service.”
General Freight Driver of the Year: Charles A. Hacker of Golconda, IL joined Bennett Motor Express in 1997, and was previously honored with the June 2009 General Freight Division Driver of the Month award.
Heavy Haul Driver of the Year: Charles Surber of Raeford, N.C. became a Bennett Motor Express owner/operator in 2005, and was previously honored as the August 2009 Heavy Haul Division Driver of the Month award.
The two winners were selected from among BME’s nearly 600 owner/operators based on their safe driving history, customer service record, and total number of years driving. Nominees included owner/operators from both BME’s Heavy Haul and General Freight divisions who previously had been selected as Drivers of the Month during 2009. Each winner will receive prizes including a plaque, custom jackets and apparel.
About Bennett Motor Express
Founded in 1974, Bennett Motor Express, LLC (BME) is the largest of eight operating companies within McDonough, Ga. – based Bennett International Group, LLC. BME is comprised of five divisions – Flatbed, Stepdeck, Government Services, Heavy Haul, and Air & Space Services. Specializing in hauling heavy, over-dimensional and unusual freight, BME has transported some of the largest pieces of equipment ever moved on the open road. Bennett International Group,LLC, and its affiliated companies, are woman-owned Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com.