Driver of the Month/Year Awards

Driver Recognition Program

The purpose of the Driver of the Month Awards is to recognize the men and women 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. The process begins with a CTA member company nominating a driver.

North Banquet

Saturday, November 4
Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento

South Banquet

Saturday, November 11
Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry

The application outlines the candidate’s driving experience, lifetime mileage, professional achievements and vehicle accidents or industrial injuries.  Also included for consideration is their participation in company safety programs, leadership and community service. In other words, the application form gives a history of the individual, both at work and in their community.

These nomination forms are then presented to an independent panel of judges, comprising of members from the:

  • FMCSA
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Safety Professionals

The selection panel meets two times a year to review and evaluate all nominations and award those deserving of the title, Driver of the Month. The panel then selects the Driver of the Year from the winners.

The programs culminates with an awards banquet for the Southern drivers and another for the Northern drivers where we recognize each month’s winning drivers and salute each person and their companies for their accomplishments.  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.

2016 Driver of the Year North
Jon Emerson, Fedex Freight, Inc.

DOY North winner2

2016 Driver of the Year South
William Gularte, FedEx Freight,Inc.

DOY South Winner2