(Orion, IL) Tennant Driver Neal Ewoldt is one of eight (8) company drivers chosen to be a nation-wide finalist in Truckload Carrier Associations Driver of the Year award and Tennant Driver Larry McCann is one of 11 owner-operators to be chosen as a finalist this year. The overall goal of the Driver of the Year competition is to recognize and pay tribute to the outstanding company and owner operator truck drivers who provide reliable and safe truck transportation in moving the nation’s goods. The finalists were selected based on their ability to operate in a safe manner on the public highways, efforts to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, and positive contributions to the communities in which they live.
Neal Ewolt, of Walcott, IA, has over half a million miles driven without an accident and has been with Tennant Truck Lines for nearly five years. He takes pride in the great job he does. “My customers can count on me to be on time delivering loads. I have customers who re
quested I be a dedicated driver to them because I keep them informed on what is happening and keep times they request. I dont wait until they ask, but let them know while using old fashion manners that dont seem to be popular these days”, comments Ewoldt. He also helps out with his local rural voluntary fire department when he is home.
Larry McCann, of Altona, IL, is working on his second million miles without an accident. “I always respect other drivers even when they are too frustrated to show the same common courtesy. For 52 years, I have kept an eye out on the road, and my patience with others to help out. Part of that helping out includes my fellow truck drivers. Even when they arent part of Tennant, I try to help them”, said McCann. He owns his rig and has worked as an independent driver for four years at Tennant.
This is a big honor in our industry, states Aaron Tennant, President and CEO of Tennant Truck Lines. For Tennant to have two people who have been selected in that small group of Best Drivers throughout the nation is unbelievable. We are extremely pleased to see them recognized for their safety and service to the industry; they represent the best of professional drivers in our Each company driver finalist will be profiled in a 2012 issue of Truckers News, and each owner operator finalist will be profiled in a 2012 issue of Overdrive. The grand prizewinners will be announced at TCAs Annual Convention, to be held March 3-6, 2013, at the Wynn Las Vegas in Tennant began in 1946 as a family business in Orion, IL and has expanded steadily as the QC economy has grown and was named one of the Fleets to Watch in 2011 by the Truckload Carriers Association.