TravelCenters of America and Petro announced the winners of the 2014 ‘Citizen Driver’ contest today at the Mid-Amerca Trucking Show.
The Citizen Driver program was developed to “recognize professional drivers who evoke respect for the truck driving profession.”
The program was launched in the spring of 2013 in a effort to honor drivers who go above and beyond the call of duty, who work hard to keep our country moving and to highlight those who are are an example to others.
“Citizen Drivers not only have an exemplary career in trucking, they are great examples of the kind of people who honor the great profession of truck driving. By demonstrating their good citizenship, safety, community involvement, and leadership, they are shining examples of all of the hard working men and women in this industry with whom there is pride in being associated,” TA said in a statement.
The 2014 Citizen Drivers are listed below. Each driver has picked their favorite TA or Petro Stopping Centers location, which will be renamed after them. Along with the many semi-finalists and finalists, Citizen Drivers also received a Citizen Driver Award package from TA and Petro.
Henry Albert — TA Laredo, TX — “Henry Albert Laredo Travel Center”
Jimmy Ardis — TA Manning, SC — “Jimmy Ardis Manning Travel Center”
Linda and Bob Caffee — Petro N. Las Vegas, NV — “Linda and Bob Caffee North Las Vegas Stopping Center”
Charley Endorf — Petro York, NE — “Charley Endorf York Stopping Center”
Jerry Fritts — Petro West Memphis, AR — “Jerry Fritts West Memphis Stopping Center”
Shawn Hubbard — Petro Ontario, CA — “Shawn Hubbard Ontario Stopping Center”
Norman Knight — TA Columbia, NJ — “Norman Knight Columbia Travel Center”
“There are 3 million professional truck drivers in the U.S.,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “Their impact on the average American’s life is largely unknown and underappreciated.