Sunday, March 01, 2020

Alabama truck driver among finalist for national award

The National Tank Truck Carriers recently announced that J & M Tank Lines’ Professional Driver Darrien Henderson of Mobile, Ala. is among eight finalists for its 2020 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award.

NTTC created the award to recognize, pay tribute and promote professional tank truck drivers who provide reliable and safe transportation of all dry-bulk and liquid commodities.

NTTC’s Safety Committee selects a driver based on his/her ability to operate safely and professionally, demonstrate leadership abilities within his/her company and the candidate’s contributions to the industry and community.

To be eligible for the award, a driver must be employed full-time with an NTTC carrier member or fleet associate member for three consecutive years. All applications are reviewed for their accuracy by the NTTC and signed by the member company’s CEO, Director of Safety and applicant.

J&M Tank Lines CEO Harold Sumerford and Vice President of Safety and Compliance Dave Edmondson selected Henderson following weeks of internal review and discussion.

“It takes an elite driver to make it in the tank world,” said Sumerford. “I believe J&M has the best drivers in the industry, and I want to make sure they are recognized for it through programs like the NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award.”

Henderson and Edmondson attended the PTTDY finalist interview portion in Washington D.C. in February. Following those interviews, Henderson will be invited back to D.C., with Sumerford and Edmondson to attend the NTTC Annual Conference May 3 -5 where the winner will be announced.