Maverick Transportation announced Ed Tillman of Doniphan, MO, as their 2010 Driver of the Year on Friday, February 4, 2010 at their annual Driver of the Year award presentation.
“Thank you all so much,” Tillman stated with visible emotion. “There isn’t enough time for me to possibly thank everyone that has contributed to my success. I’m so honored.”
Tillman, a professional driver for four years, has been with Maverick for three years and came to Maverick through the company’s student driving program. He specifically thanked his driver trainer, Maverick’s Training Department, his fleet managers and his wife Leigh Ann.
Tillman has proven himself a leader in the company’s fleet. He is a driver instructor, a Maroon Marauder award recipient, has two safety awards, and maintains a very high MPG average. “Ed is always upbeat and has one of the best attitudes I’ve ever seen,” said Fleet Operations Manager Lea Anne Lindsey. “He is a true professional, is a pleasure to work with and definitely deserves this recognition as Driver of the Year.”
“The Driver of the Year represents the excellence of our entire organization,” said Maverick President and COO Stephen Selig. “Our company holds this honor in very high regard.”
As Maverick’s June Driver of the Month for 2010, Tillman was recognized for his combination of safe driving, positive attitude and willingness to go above what is asked.
Every month Maverick recognizes a driver from the company’s fleet who takes pride in his or her profession and the company, employs safety, and maintains Maverick standards in all they do. All office and driver employees then vote from the twelve Drivers of the Month to select the Driver of the Year. As Driver of the Year, Tillman will receive an extra week of vacation time, a $2,500 bonus check, and a custom-made leather jacket.
Formed in 1980, based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick Transportation, LLC, a division of Maverick USA, Maverick has 30 years of experience serving the flatbed, specialized, dry van, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more about driving opportunities available with Maverick Transportation call the recruiting department at 800-289-1100