Moeller says he wanted to become a truck driver to see the country. “I couldn’t stand working inside,” Moeller said.
The job has taken him to every state except Hawaii and Maine. His favorite trip was a 3,600-mile trek delivering a log cabin to Alaska. He says one of his most memorable trips was delivering hardwood for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament court and maple eventually used to make a custom guitar for rock band Van Halen.
Moeller says the secret to his safe driving success is to always watch out for everybody else. “You’ve just got to be careful,” Moeller said.
For his efforts, Moeller has been awarded Roehl Driver of the Year several times and being a member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association’s President’s Safe Driving Club.
Perhaps the biggest award Moeller has received is the TCA and Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information’s 2011 ‘Company Driver of the Year.’
“John is the standard bearer for what it means to be a professional driver,” said John Spiros, vice president of safety and claims management for Roehl Transport, in a news release. “John’s service to our industry enhances the image of trucking in a profound way. His performance charts the course for all drivers, and all trucking professionals, to follow.”
Moeller received his award, along with a 2011 Dodge Ram truck at the TCA convention in Florida.
Tearfully, Moeller struggled to put into words what the award means to him, saying it’s undoubtedly the biggest achievement in his career.