ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2009
Specialized freight transporter Bennett Motor Express (BME) announced the winners of its 2008 Drivers of the Year. The annual awards honor the company’s owner/operators who earn the highest safety and performance ratings throughout the year.
The two winners were selected from among BME’s nearly 700 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 2008.
“These Drivers of the Year have earned this honor based on their commitment to our safety culture, customer care, and quality service,” said David Lowry, BME president. “We are proud that after more than 35 years in the industry, our winners continue to exceed industry standards for safe, on-time delivery.”
BME Driver of the Year winners will each receive prizes including a plaque, custom jackets and apparel, as well as recognition on the Wall of Honor at the company’s headquarters in McDonough, Ga.
The 2008 Bennett Motor Express Driver of Year winners are:
General Freight Driver of the Year: Robert S. Wilbur of Acworth, Ga. joined Bennett Motor Express in 1987, and he is a member of the President’s Million Mile Club, which honors owner/operators who have driven a million, safe, accident-free miles.
Heavy Haul Driver of the Year: John David West of Raeford, N.C. became a Bennett Motor Express owner/operator in 2006, and was previously honored as the September 2008 Heavy Haul Division Driver of the Month award.
About Bennett Motor Express
Founded in 1974, Bennett Motor Express, LLC (BME) is the largest of nine business lines within McDonough, Ga.-based Bennett International Group, LLC. BME is comprised of five divisions- Flatbed, Stepdeck, Truck Transport (Specialized), 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, a woman-owned Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified company, along with its affiliated companies, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2009. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com.