2016 Driver of the Year Event Recap

  Friday, February 3, 2017

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Driver of the Month program/each year’s Driver of the Year event, you can check out our recap of last year’s event.


It’s always a special time when Maverick family comes together to celebrate and honor our Drivers of the Month. This year was no different, as both Maverick office employees and Black Hats (along with spouses) gathered to fellowship in Little Rock at Next Level Events for our annual Driver of the Year Banquet.


Those in attendance heard speeches from VP of Operations John Coppens, Chairman & CEO Steve Williams, and President John Culp. It was a memorable time reflecting on Maverick’s humble beginnings and giving praise and special recognition to the twelve Drivers of the Month.

The next morning, while the Drivers Advisory Committee held their quarterly meeting, our Black Hats’ spouses went sightseeing in downtown Little Rock! Their stops included the Clinton Presidential Library (with its current exhibit: The Beatles!) and lunch at Forty Two.

Later in the afternoon, it was time for the Driver of the Year presentation! The Summit Conference Center was a packed house.




2015 Driver of the Year Roger Wyble


Then it was time for the Driver of the Year pronouncement! 12 outstanding and honorable Drivers of the Month were nominated, but the driver with the most votes throughout the fleet and office employees would be…


Raurii Milbrandt!

Raurii “Pineapple” Milbrandt pronounced as 2016 Driver of the Year


Emotions were definitely high as Raurii gave a heartfelt speech to the Maverick crowd.



Raurii with Driver Instructor Kurt Ebersole


Raurii with Fleet Manager Tim Seivertson


Raurii with December 2016 Driver of the Month Tommy Walters


Raurii with 2011 Driver of the Year Allen Coley


Left to right: VP of Operations John Coppens, Chairman & CEO Steve Williams, Raurii, President John Culp


Raurii with former Drivers of the Year


2016 Drivers of the Month


Congratulations Raurii! You will represent our fleet well throughout 2017 as our Driver of the Year!