Five Million Safe Mile Drivers Recognized as Driver of the Year

By: National Carriers

Irving TX –  Owner Operators Allen and Sandy Smith have been named Driver of the Year at National Carriers Inc. Joining the firm in 1987 the Smith team is quickly approaching their 30th anniversary with the “Elite” Fleet. Delivering over 4000 loads during the team’s tenure they have driven over five million miles without a reportable accident. The award presentation came at the conclusion of the annual NCI Driver of the Year banquet. Among their many gifts was a check for $5000.

“Not many drivers stay with the same company for 30 years but on the other hand not many companies stay in business that long either. National has been here nearly 50 years. When I interviewed to lease my truck on I told them I wanted to work for a company that could keep me busy and get me home to West Virginia. National Carriers has done both” remarked Allen.

President of National Carriers Jim Franck said Allen and Sandy exemplify the “Elite” Fleet. “They always have a positive can-do attitude. They go out of their way to be professional in everything they do. They have set a high standard for those who follow in their footsteps. Thank you for all you do. It’s my privilege to work alongside you” he said.

Director of Operations Lex Mendenhall shared “Allen and Sandy are the most unassuming folks you will ever meet. Humble and dedicated together they form one of the best owner operator businesses in the transportation industry. During a period when freight has seen an economic downturn the Smiths are experiencing a business uptick. Their business sense is outstanding.” 

Company Information

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated livestock and logistics services. At National Carriers our mission is to be the safest most customer-focused and successful motor carrier in our class.  

Being part of the Elite Fleet® means enjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. We believe long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers® one of the nation’s oldest most respected and largest carriers. Learn about our exciting opportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers.  If you are interested in a leasing a truck National Carriers® Leasing Division is the ideal partner to help you get started.



National Carriers Inc.

3925 Carbon Rd Irving TX 75038

Contact: Edward Kentner

Director of Media

Phone: (800) 835-2097 Ext. 6628

Email: [email protected]


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