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Driver of the Month/Year Awards

Driver of the Month awards banquets cancelled as of April 20, 2020


We're still collecting applications! Applications are due by Friday, September 25, 2020.

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.

Joe Guzman with Joe and Amanda Ray

2019 Northern Driver of the Year
Joe Guzman, Oak Harbor Freight Lines 

Tony Henriquez

2019 Southern Driver of the Year
Tony Henriquez, Dependable Highway Express

2019 Winners

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this program possible!