The Ohio Trucking Affiliation named long-time Continental Specific driver David Wolford the 2022 Driver of the 12 months on Friday, March 31, at their annual awards celebration and banquet in Columbus.
“That is really superb. By no means in my life would I believe I’d be right here, and right here I’m,” mentioned Wolford upon accepting his award.
Wolford not too long ago celebrated 19 years of service with Continental Specific as a devoted driver. Along with driving, Wolford is an authorized driver coach, mentors drivers new to the trade, produces security supplies for Continental’s YouTube channel, and hosts Continental’s official podcast, Driving the Future. He has collected over 2.5 million consecutive protected miles in his tenure.
A local of North Lawrence, Ohio, Wolford attended the OTA’s dinner and ceremony together with his spouse, Colleen, and their son, Brandon.
Included within the award, Wolford obtained a plaque and a Tremendous Bowl-style ring.
“I believe all of the finalists can agree with me – that we couldn’t do what we do with out sturdy backing, individuals who care about security and dedication behind us. I wish to thank everybody at Continental Specific.”Every year, the OTA calls upon its members to appoint distinctive, protected drivers for the Driver of the 12 months award. Twelve skilled truck drivers are named finalists, then a winner is chosen amongst the finalists by a committee of unbiased judges from the Ohio State Freeway Patrol, the Public Utilities Fee of Ohio, and the Ohio Bureau of Staff’ Compensation.
“We’re honored to have Dave as a part of our group, and I can’t consider anybody else extra deserving of the title of Driver of the 12 months. Dave has at all times been the protected driver each firm needs, however he has additionally proven he’s the chief each firm needs,” mentioned Continental Specific Operations Supervisor Bradley Gottemoeller.
“Skilled drivers transfer our economic system ahead. The job of every of our drivers is essential to getting meals and different items to the American individuals, however Dave has gone above and past in his contributions,” agreed Jake Albers, Continental Specific Common Supervisor. “Dave has a ardour for security and is continually involved with getting everybody on the highway dwelling protected. The recommendation he goes out of his approach to provide to new drivers and our complete fleet makes Continental safer total.”
For Gottemoeller and Albers, there’s no manner of telling how Wolford has impacted the tradition of security inside the fleet. Wolford is only one of 47 drivers at Continental Specific to achieve a million or extra consecutive protected miles pushed since they began recording protected driving knowledge in 2000.
To additional emphasize Wolford’s achievement in addition to thank him for his efforts, Continental Specific awarded Wolford with a financial bonus.
Continental Specific’ was not too long ago named a 2023 Greatest Fleet to Drive For and operates with over 700 workers nationwide. Their headquarters are in Sidney, Ohio.
Every year, the OTA calls upon its members to appoint distinctive, protected drivers for the Driver of the 12 months award. Twelve skilled truck drivers are named finalists, then a winner is chosen amongst the finalists by a committee of unbiased judges from the Ohio State Freeway Patrol, the Public Utilities Fee of Ohio, and the Ohio Bureau of Staff’ Compensation.