The American Moving & Storage Association’s (AMSA)has announced the its picks for the nation’s top drivers and moving companies in the United States.
AMSA’s Super Van Operator awards recognize drivers who provide safe, reliable, and customer-oriented household goods truck transportation.
Judging is based on miles driven, accidents (preventable and/or non-preventable), lifetime driving record, time out of service for any hours-of-service or equipment violations, financial responsibility, community involvement, customer service, driving awards and outside interests and activities.
The 2012 Fleet Safety Award winner in the over 50 million miles category: United Van Lines of Fenton, Mo., for the second consecutive year.
20 million to 50 million miles category and Fleet Safety Improvement Award: Graebel Van Lines of Aurora, Colo.
Five to 20 million miles award: Chicago’s New World Van Lines for the fifth year in a row.
Intrastate category: Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage, a United agent based in Lenexa, Kan., wins the award in the for the second straight year.
The 2012 Super Van Operator Lifetime Achievement Award: Joseph Savage of Norfolk, Va., who drives for Eckert’s Van & Storage in San Diego, Calif., a North American Van Lines agent.
Super Van Operator for Household Goods: Joel Barber of Sturkie, Ark., who drives for Alexander’s Mobility Services, an Atlas agent in Tustin, California.
Super Van Operator honors in the Special Commodities category- Don Alverson of Escanaba, Mich., a driver for Mayflower Specialty Flatbed in Fenton, Mo.
Rookie Super Van Operator for 2012: Clay Armbruster of Brunswick Hills, Ohio, who drives for Armbruster Moving & Storage in Cleveland, a Mayflower Transit agent.
All awards will be presented during AMSA’s 2013 Education Conference & Expo in Atlanta from March 3-6.