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February 1, 2012


Decker Truck Line Names Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line, Inc. is pleased to announce that Earl Lavine and Jerry Schad have been chosen as the company’s November 2011 Drivers of the Month.

Earl Lavine was selected as Driver of the Month in the Flatbed Division. Lavine was nominated by his dispatcher, Jerry Chapman, who said “Earl is a very hard worker, is always on time and knows the trucking industry very well.” Lavine and his wife, Mickey, have two sons in active duty and a daughter.

Jerry Schad was chosen as the Reefer-Van Division’s Driver of the Month.

Schad’s dispatcher, Alan Henderson, says, “Jerry is a great driver, always goes above and beyond what is asked.” Schad and his wife Jennifer have one son and one daughter.


In addition to winning a Decker gift certificate, both of these drivers will now be eligible to compete for Driver/Owner-Operator of the Year. This year-end recognition of one driver from each division brings a 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for twelve months.

Decker’s Drivers of the Month are selected by their dispatchers based on overall performance within all areas of the company, including operational productivity, safety record, maintenance/care of equipment, payroll, billing and customer service.

Founded in 1931, Decker Truck Line, Inc. is a diversified carrier, transporting flatbed, refrigerated and dry van freight to the 48 contiguous states and seven Canadian provinces.

For more information, visit www.drivedecker.com.

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking Announce Drivers of the Year

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking are pleased to announce the 2011 Driver of the Year award winners. Below is a list of all the awards and the winning drivers. Each winner received a mantel clock, a personalized leather jacket, and $1,000 savings bond. Congratulations to these winners:

Driver Name

Award

Company Name

Jackie Rhodes

Rookie of the Year

Crete Carrier

Charles Cornelius

Trainer of the Year

Crete Carrier

Jerry Lemons

Trainer of the Year

Shaffer Trucking

Donald & Laurie Walters

Team of the Year

Crete Carrier

Charlie & Virginia McCormick

Team of the Year

Shaffer Trucking

Wayne Madsen

Owner Operator of the Year

Crete Carrier

Danny Hill

Owner Operator of the Year

Shaffer Trucking

Gene Ceder

Company Driver of the Year

Shaffer Trucking

Steven Buttrick

Company Driver of the Year

Crete Carrier







Atlas Van Lines PVO Selected By AMSA As Special Commodities Super Van Operator

Atlas Van Lines, one of North America’s leading moving companies, announces that PVO Charles Allen has been selected as the 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator by the American Moving and Storage Association.

The AMSA Super Van Operator awards recognize drivers and owner-operators who provide the best in safe, reliable and customer-oriented truck transportation. Judging criteria include miles driven, preventable or non-preventable accidents, lifetime driving record, time out of service for any “hours of service” or equipment violations, financial responsibility, community involvement, customer service, driving awards and outside interests and activities.

Allen is an Atlas Professional Van Operator in the Specialized Transportation Group. Over the past 27 years, he has covered approximately 3 million miles behind the wheel of commercial motor vehicles and has received the Atlas Safe Operator Award for 16 consecutive years. Previously a household goods van operator, Allen transferred to the Specialized Transportation Group in 1999.

“While I wasn’t taught to toot my own horn, it’s an incredible honor knowing I’ve done my job well and impressed customers, peers and the company I represent,” said Charles Allen, award winner and professional van operator for Atlas Van Lines. “I’m very humbled by this award and look forward to continuing to serve our customers well in the years to come.”

AMSA’s distinguished fleet awards are given to carriers demonstrating the best overall safety performance during the year. All winners have been certified as ProMovers, AMSA’s program to help consumers easily identify a quality professional mover.

“It’s a great privilege to have one of the industry’s finest van operators representing Atlas on the road,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas Van Lines. “An exemplary driver, Charles Allen has demonstrated the highest level of dedication to safety, and we’re pleased to see the industry recognize his unwavering commitment to safe operations.”

For more information on Atlas Van Lines, visit http://www.atlasvanlines.com. For more information on the American Moving and Storage Association, visit http://www.moving.org.