General Freight and Heavy Haul Division Owner/Operators Honored
ATLANTA, March 9, 2012
Specialized freight transporter Bennett Motor Express (BME) announced the winners of its 2011 Drivers of the Year. The annual awards honor the company’s owner/operators who earn the highest safety and performance ratings throughout the year.
General Freight Driver of the Year: Darren McClure, Hiawassee, Ga., joined Bennett Motor Express in 2005, and was previously honored with the April 2011 General Freight Division Driver of the Month award. McClure also serves as BME’s Driver Advisory Board chairman. As chairman, he serves as an advisor and representative for the company’s contractors.
Heavy Haul Driver of the Year: Joseph Basham of Whitwell, TN leased onto Bennett Motor Express as an owner/operator in 2006, and was previously honored with the January 2011 Heavy Haul Division Driver of the Month award.
“Bennett is fortunate that we attract and retain some of the best and brightest contractors in the freight industry,” said David Lowry, BME President. “Darren and Joseph have gone above and beyond expectations, and we’re proud to recognize both contractors for their efforts, on and off the road.”
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. Each winner will receive several prizes including a plaque, custom jackets and apparel.
About Bennett Motor Express
Founded in 1974, Bennett Motor Express, LLC (BME) is the largest of seven 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 Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified as women-owned. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com.