The Iowa Motor Truck Association recently named Johnny Thomas a 2009 Iowa Motor Truck Association Outstanding Professional Driver. As a professional truck driver, Johnny has consistently demonstrated commitment and dedication to excellence, which is demonstrated by and outstanding driver record, years of service and professional attitude. Through this annual contest, professional drivers are recognized for their commitment to the profession by maintaining high standards that enable them to have records that are above average. The professional truck driver is the foundation of the trucking industry and this program specifically recognizes the men and women who are behind the wheel of a truck each and every day. The Iowa Truck Motor Association and the Iowa Council of Safety Management are the sponsors of this award program.
â€œThe objective of this annual contest is to highlight and showcase the professional drivers in the State of Iowa that have demonstrated the commitment to operate at the highest level of professionalism. Johnnyâ€™s outstanding driving record and the years of service are true examples that define professionalism. Johnny Thomas is setting the standard for Iowaâ€™s trucking industry and we are proud of their outstanding accomplishments,â€ said IMTA President, Brenda Neville.
The professional drivers were nominated by the management of the trucking company and over 20 drivers were nominated for consideration. After a thorough review process, twelve individuals were selected to receive this coveted honor. These truck drivers are the true professionals in the industry and their work enables the ongoing success of Iowaâ€™s trucking industry.
â€œProfessionalism and a commitment to safety is a top priority for the trucking industry and the 2009 award winners should be recognized for their dedication. These outstanding professional drivers are setting the standard for the professional drivers throughout the state. We are deeply honored to have these professionals delivering freight we depend on,â€ said Bob Kohlwes, IMTA Chairman of the Board.