Maverick Transportation is excited to announce a new recognition program for our Dedicated drivers of the fleet – the Dedicated Driver of the Quarter/Dedicated Driver of the Year program!
Similar to our Driver of the Month/Year program, this program will recognize two Dedicated Drivers of the Quarter (DDQ) who have met exceptional safety and professional qualifications that adhere to multiple facets of the Maverick Way.
The submissions process begins with a nomination by Account Managers. Nominations are then forwarded to Operations Managers, and then finally to the DDQ committee. Two DDQs will be elected per quarter.
We are happy to present our first two DDQ’s for the first quarter – John “Mike” Panter from the HTN division out of Columbia, TN, and George Breedlove from WNA out of Natchitoches, LA.
A few words from their fleet managers:
“Mike Panter is an example of what a dedicated driver should be. Since joining the Columbia Home Depot fleet, he has been one of my most professional drivers. His willingness to work hard and help out with anything that Maverick or the Home Depot staff needs with no questions asked makes him a very worthy candidate for DDQ. Mike takes care of our equipment as if it is his own. Mike’s on time percentage, OOR, MPG and Idle time are consistently on the top of the PFP list.” (Account Manager Sean Barnett)
“George is a standup guy every time he gets in the truck. George is always eager to work hard and loves being on the road. George has volunteered to have supplies shipped to his house so that other drivers can get things they may need. He’s such a great example of being a team player and is such a selfless person. (Account Manager Brady Teer)
Both Mike and George (and future DDQs) will be presented with plaques, Black Hats, jacket and bags by a representative from the DDQ recognition team. Be on the lookout on our Facebook page in the upcoming weeks!
The eight Drivers of the Quarter will also be eligible for Dedicated Driver of the Year (DDY). The DDY will be chosen from the DDQ committee and will also be recognized during the OTR Driver of the Year Banquet in January. He or she will also attend the fourth quarter DAC meeting in December.
We look forward to the future of the Dedicated Driver of the Quarter/Year program! The Dedicated fleet has an exceptional pool of qualified drivers and we’re excited to announce upcoming DDQs.
Congratulations again, Mike and George!