Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, announced the winners of its 2009 Driver of the Year awards. The company named Bill Hill of Upper Marlboro MD as Company Driver of the Year, while Gordon Johnson of Delaware OH earned Owner-Operator of the Year honors. Both drivers were recognized in ceremonies held at their local operations centers.
Hill and Johnson were chossen from 31 finalists for Driver of the Year selected out of a pool of nearly 4,000 drivers based on impressive driving records, high levels of safety performance and outstanding character. Along with Driver of the Year honors, each driver was awarded a cruise for two, a week’s worth of wages, and a special Super Bowl-style ring. All nominees received a commemorative jacket and watch, as well as a Driver of the Year nominee equipment decal.
Hill has been a professional driver for 30 years and has traveled 2.25 million accident-free miles during his career. He typically drives a route from greater Washington DC to the New York metropolitan area, a round trip of 500 miles.
Johnson has been driving professionally since 1971, covering more than 3 million accident-free miles in 39 years. His usual route takes him throughout the Ohio Valley.