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2023 Driver of the Month/Year Awards Program


Every year California Trucking Association awards California’s best truck drivers with the distinguished honor of being named Drivers of the Month for the current year.

The process begins with a CTA member company nominating drivers who have shown their dedication to their job and the responsibility to safety that comes along with that position.

These nominations are then presented to an independent panel of judges.

The selection panel meets two times a year to review and evaluate all nominations. Before the panel sees the forms, the names of drivers and companies are removed to ensure that each candidate and their company remain anonymous.

The program culminates each November with a banquet in the North and one in the South where each winner is awarded a plaque and recognized for their outstanding service. The night is also filled with great excitement and anticipation as the Driver of the Year honor is revealed for the first time and bestowed upon the unknowing recipient.

Contact us at (916) 373-3500 or for more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities.

Email all applications and supporting documents to by October 13, 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023
6:00 - 10:00 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton- Norwalk
13111 Sycamore Drive
Norwalk, CA 90650

Reserve your room today!

Mention CTA event on booking


2021 Southern Driver of the Year
John Budur, Apex Bulk Commodities


Saturday, November 18, 2023
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard St,

Sacramento, CA 95815

Reserve your room by November 4!

Group Rate $139+ taxes & fees

Mention CTA event on booking

2022 Northern Driver of the Year
Rigoberto Arriola Pantoja, Sr – Dependable Highway

North DOY

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!