Frederick, MD (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
Bob Weller of Hahn Transportation was named Maryland’s 2013 Driver of the Year by Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) and the Maryland State Police at a banquet on January 14, 2014 in Linthicum.
In his 40-year career, Bob has traveled over 4 million safe miles. In addition, he:
- Works with the MD State Police training officers on cargo tank inspections;
- Was an inaugural member of Maryland’s Road Team in 1993;
- Served as a captain of America’s Road Team in 2011-2012;
- Regularly speaks to the motoring public about safe driving around trucks; and
- Has been honored as a Maryland Driver of the Month four times.
Every year, MMTA honors 12 professional drivers whose safe driving records and professional conduct earned them recognition as Maryland Drivers of the Month. Employers statewide nominate their drivers for this recognition, with the Maryland State Police selecting the Driver of the Year from an extraordinary pool of candidates. The combined records of the Drivers of the Month equal 310 years and over 21 million miles of safe driving.
In humble words, Mr. Weller stated that he, “Got here one mile and one load at a time. I didn’t get here by myself. This is a great honor and feeling.” Bob calls himself “just an old farm boy,” where he first started driving trucks and worked until age 24.
One of Bob’s most vivid truck driving memories occurred a few years ago during Maryland’s “snow-mageddon.” He safely delivered his last load and was about to drive down Frederick County’s South Mountain only to discover that a portion of the highway was closed. Though only 25 miles from home, he had to spend the night sleeping at a truck stop.
Ms. Barbara Windsor, Hahn’s President & CEO, stated, “Since joining Hahn Transportation in 1974 as a professional driver your focus as always been safety on our highways. Thank you for representing our industry. Congratulations on this honor as Driver of the Year!”
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Since 1935, MMTA continues to serve the needs of every segment of the trucking industry through a wide range of informational, educational, regulatory, and legislative initiatives. Recognized as one of the largest trucking associations in the country MMTA has 900 member companies. Visit http://www.mmtanet.com for further information.