Roadrunner Freight announces ‘Driver of the Year’ awards as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week celebration

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In addition to presenting its drivers with gifts during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Roadrunner Freight recognized three truckers as the company’s Driver of the Year. (Courtesy: Roadrunner Freight)

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Roadrunner Freight’s celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19 included presenting three drivers with the company’s Driver of the Year award. Roadrunner Freight is the LTL division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

This year’s winners include Brenda Kyle, a linehaul driver from Lawton, Oklahoma; Kenneth Bell, a local driver from Memphis, Tennessee; and Angelo Culotta, a company driver for Expedited Freight Systems from Fisher, Illinois.

“More than ever before, it is important that we recognize the dedicated independent contractors and drivers who work around the clock transporting goods safely and reliably across the country,” said Frank Hurst, president of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. “Professional truck drivers are the heartbeat of our industry. We are honored to celebrate all of the women and men who keep America moving and truly ‘ship it like they own it.’”

This year’s Driver of the Year honorees were nominated by a cross-functional team that included Roadrunner leadership, service center managers and the contractor relations team. Nominees were evaluated on their safety, operational performance and professionalism.

“It was a difficult decision to narrow the extensive list of nominees down to only three Driver of the Year recipients,” said Adam Diercks, senior vice president of operations and transportation for Roadrunner Freight. “This year’s winners truly reflect what it means to be a professional driver and continue to demonstrate their dedication to providing great service while maintaining the highest levels of safety. We are especially proud to recognize these individuals for their stand-out performance.”

In addition to the Driver of the Year Awards, Roadrunner Freight celebrating the week by presenting tokens of appreciation to all its independent contractors, owner-operators and company drivers.

“With our continued focus on improving the driver experience and becoming the destination company of choice for independent contractors and owner-operators, there is no better time to recognize our amazing team than during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week,” Diercks said.

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