ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is asking its members to recognize drivers that have made an impact on the trucking industry and in their communities and companies over the past year.
The Professional Drivers of the Year awards program was revamped in 2022 with a name change and increased cash prizes thanks to sponsors Cummins, Inc. and Love’s Travel Stops, according to a TCA news release.
The awards celebrate five drivers with a prize of $20,000 per driver and recognition at TCA events and publications throughout the year.
The deadline to nominate is Friday, Dec. 8.
The TCA Professional Drivers of the Year will be recognized at the TCA annual convention on March 23-26, 2024, in Nashville.
“Professional truck drivers are essential to the supply chain and delivering America’s goods safely and on time,” according to the TCA website. “The TCA wants to celebrate and recognize those drivers that are best in class with TCA’s Professional Drivers of the Year program. TCA is looking for those exceptional drivers who have made a significant impact over the past year on the industry, their driver colleagues, their community, and the company that employs them. TCA Professional Drivers of the Year nominees should also have superior safety records, be strong role models and have inspiring stories that have made a difference in their lives and the truckload industry.”
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