TravelCenters of America has announced it will rename truck stops after ‘Citizen Drivers.’ The program has been designed to recognize drivers who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in the driving community, have safe driving records and those who help out in their own communities.
Anyone can nominate a driver for the ‘Citizen Driver’ program. The nomination form, rules and information will be posted on the TA and Petro websites in April. Nominations will be accepted throughout 2013. The winners will be announced in March 2014.
Judges from the trucking industry will help select the winners.
‘Citizen Drivers’ will be honored at a special event during next year’s MATS. Winners will have their favorite TA or Petro named after them! Prizes will be awarded to nominees and finalists, as well.
“We are extremely proud to play a role in support of the companies and drivers that make up the great truck driving industry,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “Our customers log millions of miles each year and move the freight that keeps the U.S. economy going. We do our best to provide them with unparalleled hospitality, customer service and tools they need to be successful in their businesses, because they deserve it. Our ‘Citizen Driver’ award is a way to recognize the best of the best, not just for being good at their jobs, but for being good people that everyone, everywhere, both inside and outside of trucking, can admire and respect. A ‘Citizen Driver’ is intended to be someone the whole trucking industry is proud to be associated with, and whose stories should be heard by their peers and those outside the industry,” he added.