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Driver of the Month/Year Awards

Driver Recognition Program

The purpose of the Driver of the Month Awards is to recognize the drivers that our industry is built upon. This program is intended to identify and honor drivers who have displayed a high degree of excellence and an impeccable driving record during their driving career.

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

2020 Driver of the Month/Year Application

Nomination Deadlines

First Round: Friday, May 22, 2020
Second Round: Friday, September 25, 2020

2020 Banquets

Southern Awards Banquet
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sheraton Fairplex - Pomona

Northern Awards Banquet
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location TBD

More information coming soon!

2019 Winners

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

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