Springfield, Missouri – The Missouri Trucking Association (MoTA) recently named Prime Inc. driver Thomas Miller its August Driver of the Month. As a part of this elite honor given to drivers who exhibit leadership and a high level of professionalism, Miller will also be eligible to receive MoTA’s prestigious Driver of the Year award.
“It’s just an honor to be nominated for the Driver of the Month award,” said Tom Crawford, MoTA president and CEO. “This award says that Miller is consistently one of the best of the best drivers in the state.”
Miller joined Prime four years after beginning his professional driving career in 1996. During his tenure with Prime, Miller has become a Smith System certified driver and a CDL instructor. He has also been recognized as a 1 million mile safe driver and was recently named a 2011 Prime Contractor of the Month, an award based on several factors, including mileage, on-time deliveries, driving record, fuel consumption, productivity and customer service.
“Drivers are nominated by their safety directors, but their driving record is not the only consideration for this award. We look at whether each driver is active in his or her community, such as serving in a church, as a scout master or in other areas outside of trucking,” said Crawford. “We also look to see if the drivers are leaders within their own companies or if they’ve taken a leadership role in mentoring or training. Choosing a driver for the Driver of the Month award is never an easy task.”
In addition to a certificate from MoTA recognizing his achievement, Miller also received a watch and a resolution from Missouri state legislature memorializing the award. He will be recognized at MoTA’s annual banquet at the state capitol and become a part of MoTA’s ambassador program with the legislative bodies.
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Posted on January 10, 2012
by Prime Inc.