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Minnesota's Safest Truck Driver to be Announced!

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

WHAT: Minnesota Driver of the Year Awards Banquet

Join us for an exciting award ceremony that will showcase 12 drivers and

their essential contributions to driver safety. A video presentation will

document the story of each driver and the Driver of the Year will be

announced in a grand fashion to all those in attendance. The winner

receives a trophy and a $500 cash award to honor this prestigious title.

WHO: The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) will be honoring the drivers

selected as 2009 Drivers of the Month and will award one of them the

distinguished title of Minnesota Driver of the Year. The driver selected

as Minnesota Driver of the Year will go on to compete for the national


WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2010

Driver of the Year announced at approximately 7:45 p.m.


The Prom Center

484 Inwood Avenue

Oakdale, MN 55128

(651) 501-8191

WHY: The distinguished drivers nominated for this award represents the best

and the safest drivers in the trucking industry. Together, the twelve

honorees represent 275 years of driving experience and over 26.3 million

safe driving miles.

The drivers were chosen on the basis of outstanding driving records, work

records, contributions to community and industry/highway safety. The

Driver of the Year was selected by judges Dan Drexler, Division

Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Captain Ken

Urquhart, Minnesota State Patrol; and Ward Briggs, Director of Mn/DOT's

Office of Motor Carrier Services.

Interviews with the winner can be arranged for the morning of January 12 by

calling Ed Smelser at (651) 646-7351 or by e-mailing

The MTA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the

state's motor carrier industry since 1932. With almost 700 member

companies, the MTA is a powerful voice for the industry. Its mission is to

provide advocacy, information and services to ensure safe transportation

and a successful Minnesota trucking industry.

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