Hydrite is an integrated manufacturer and supplier of chemicals.
The NPTC is the only trade association in the country devoted exclusively to the interests of the private corporate trucking fleet industry and its professional practitioners. Established in 2009, the National Driver All-Star Awards are awarded annually to private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards compared to their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance and community service.
“We are honored to have Charlie as part of the Hydrite family and excited for him to be recognized as a National Driver All-Star,” said Steve Olson, Hydrite’s regional transportation manager.
Schmidt boasts more than 36 years of experience in professional driving. He began his career with Hydrite in 1997 as a less-than-truckload driver and currently drives an average of 1,500 miles per week while working 45-50 hours a week. Schmidt drives mainly in Wisconsin, with a few runs to central Iowa and Chicago IL.
The veteran driver also is a member of the safety committee at the Hydrite facility in Cottage Grove WI. He attends quarterly safety training meetings and shares ideas for making Hydrite a safer workplace.
Schmidt has maintained a clean motor vehicle record with no violations or accidents throughout his Hydrite career, which includes more than two million miles driven and Safe Driving Awards every year. He was presented with the National Driver All-Star Award during a ceremony at the National Safety Conference in Orlando, FL.
“Charlie is the epitome of a professional driver,” Olson said. “Whether he’s at the plant, customer facility or vendor location, Charlie follows the rules and regulations to the letter. He understands the meaning of safety.
“As a driver, he realizes that his safety lies in his training, knowledge and understanding of the chemicals that he handles and transports.”