Driver of the Year
Nominate an Outstanding Driver
Each year, the Ohio Trucking Association looks to its members to nominate amazing drivers to be in the running for Driver of the Year. The OTA is looking to recognize drivers that possess an excellent driving record, dedication to the profession and a passion to improve the roads through a safety first mentality. Out of all the nominations received, 12 will be chosen as finalists. Each finalist and their company will receive a plaque in recognition of their outstanding driving career. After careful deliberation by our judging panel, the winning driver will be announced April 3, 2020, at the Marriott Columbus University Hotel.
The deadline to nominate your driver is February 3, 2020.
The judging panel is made up of individuals representing the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
Driver of the Year nominees must be employed by an OTA member company. The following aspects of the driver's career are examined during the application process: equipment driven; years with present employer and total years driving; details of preventable and non-preventable accidents; and participation in industry activities.
Edmund J. Barron, Walmart Transportation
Anthony Irvin Blount, CLE Transportation Company
Steven Anthony Brand, FedEx Freight, Inc.
Nicholas Joseph Delzeith, Clopay Transportation Company
Donald J. Fisher, Wooster Motor Ways, Inc.
Ricky L. Franklin, PGT Trucking, Inc.
Jason Dean Imhoff, Walmart Transportation
Craig Lackey, Cowen Truck Line, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Perine, Continental Express, Inc.
Dean Mervin Quellhorst, Clopay Transportation Company
Jeffrey Allen Rose, YRC Freight
David Bart Wilhelm, Thomas E. Keller Trucking, Inc.
2018 Driver of the Year presented by: