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Driver of the Year

Honoring the Industry's Safest Professional Drivers

Congratulations to RaQuan Peoples - 2023 OTA Driver of the Year

On March 22, 2024, the Ohio Trucking Association named RaQuan Peoples of Walmart Transportation, the 2023 Driver of the Year. The awards celebration recognized the top 12 finalists and OTA Driver of the Year presented by Great West Casualty Company.

RaQuan Peoples has been named a 2-time Driver of the Year Finalist and RaQuan held the Walmart Transportation Driver of the Year title in 2009. Beyond the highways, RaQuan is not just a driver; he's a Certified Driver Trainer, shaping the future of the industry with his expertise. RaQuan's heart of gold shines through as he dedicates over 500 miles annually to entertain cancer patients at Richmond Community Hospital, spreading joy and warmth along the way.

In addition to his philanthropic efforts, RaQuan is a Middle School Reading Tutor and an Onsite Driver Course Evaluator, ensuring the highest standards in driving education.

Other award finalists included:

  • Merle Ashbaugh, DHL Supply Chain
  • Steven Brand, FedEx Freight
  • Kevin Clagett, Quickway Transportation
  • Daniel Clark, Classic Carriers, Inc
  • Roger Doerfler, Old Dominion Freight Line
  • Carl Dotson, Thomas E. Keller Trucking
  • David Hedicker, ABF Freight
  • David Horton, Pitt Ohio
  • Ricky Miller, Walmart Transportation
  • Robert Ritter, Continental Express, Inc
  • Rick Russell, Clopay Transportation Company

Thank You to our 2024 Presenting Sponsor

Thank You to our Award Sponsor

Toledo Trucking Association logo (2)

Thank You to our Reception Sponsor

DHL Logo.

Thank You to our Garnet Sponsor


2023 Event Photos & Highlight Video

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