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Driver of the Year

The Driver of the Year banquet has been postponed.

In light of the announcement made on March 12, 2020 by Governor Mike DeWine regarding large gatherings, OTA has made the difficult decision to postpone the Driver of the Year banquet on April 3.

Banquet reservations already made will transfer to the new date. Please contact the hotel directly if you need to cancel hotel room reservations. We are working to secure an alternate date and will let you know as soon as it has been finalized.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to celebrating these outstanding drivers to the fullest later this year.

Celebrate Outstanding Drivers

Each year, the Ohio Trucking Association looks to its members to nominate amazing drivers to be in the running for Driver of the Year. These drivers 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 were 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 during our awards banquet at the Marriott Columbus University Hotel.

Congratulations to the 2019 OTA Driver of the Year Finalists:

  • Daniel Clark, Classic Carriers, Inc.
  • Nicholas Delzeith, Clopay Transportation Company
  • Glenn Gray, PGT Trucking, Inc.
  • Jason Imhoff, Walmart Transportation
  • Clint McBee, GetGo Transportation Co., LLC
  • Brent McFarland, Grammer Logistics
  • Jeffrey Pentrack, Pitt Ohio
  • Brian Petrovcic, ABF Freight
  • Jeffrey Rose, YRC Freight
  • Dennis Smith, Ports Petroleum Co., Inc.
  • Gary Trash, XPO Logistics
  • David Wolford, Continental Express, Inc.

Event Date:
Driver of the Year Awards Banquet
To be determined

Schedule of Events:
5:30pm – Cocktail Reception
6:15pm – Dinner
7:15pm – Awards Ceremony

Event Location:
Marriott Columbus University Area hotel
3100 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202

Hotel Accommodations:
A room block has been negotiated at the Marriott Columbus University Area hotel. Room rate is $129 per night. Please call reservations directly at (888) 236-2427 and reference the "Ohio Trucking Association" and code "DOY" or book online here:

2019 Driver of the Year is presented by:

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