Dawn Roberts Named Driver of the Month at “Elite” Fleet
National Carriers, Inc. has named Dawn Roberts as Driver of the Month for August of 2017. She drives a company truck on National Carriers Southwest Regional Fleet and lives in Houma Louisiana. She is now a finalist for National Carriers, Inc. Driver of the Year to be announced in April of 2018.
Safety Director Jill Maschmeier shared, “When our driver of the month selection committee called Dawn to notify her that she had been selected, her reaction was precious! She was starting to tear up from joy and surprise. The shock and disbelief in her voice was priceless. She is a humble person who does an exceptional job every day and our committee was pleased to name her as driver of the month. She now will compete for the $5000 Driver of the Year Award.”
A former airline stewardess, Roberts was employed as a flatbed driver when she noticed National Carriers trucks on the road. She was impressed with them and made herself a promise that one day she’d drive for the “Elite” Fleet. Later she and her driving partner joined NCI. After a short stay he decided to return to pulling flatbed trailers and she went to care for her sister who had become paralyzed. In June of 2016 she returned to drive solo and fourteen months later she is recognized for her excellence.
Roberts is surprised at being selected as driver of the month, “The first time I saw National Carriers trucks I was impressed. I thought to myself that someday I would drive for them. Once my sister’s situation was resolved I called National and was delighted when they rehired me. I enjoy driving trucks and the automatic transmission in my current Kenworth is a great thing. I’ve worked in the airline business and the oilfield business, but once I decided driving class “A” trucks was what I wanted to do, I grew into being a truck driver.”
Each Driver of the Month is a finalist for NCI Driver of the Year 2017 with each monthly winner receiving a $500 bonus. National Carriers Driver of the Year is awarded a $5000 prize at the NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, Texas in the spring of 2018.
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