Maverick Transportation announced Joe Looney of Mena, AR, as their Driver of the Month for September 2015. Looney started his career at Maverick in July of 2012. He came to Maverick as a student.
"Joe is self-motivated and takes care of business," said Fleet Manager Morgan Forrest. "Very seldom does he need my help. Joe has trained eight students and four are still here with Maverick. All of his students have enjoyed training with him. Joe told me he believes he has had success being a trainer because he tries hard to create a good learning environment, but at the same time he make it clear to his students what his expectations are without coming across in a negative way."
Great home time and pay are two things that Joe loves about working for Maverick. He also enjoys fishing, hunting and camping in his spare time when he's not over the road. He and his wife Brenda have three children.
The Driver of the Month program is a high honor for specially-selected Maverick drivers. Every month Maverick recognizes a driver from the company's fleet who demonstrates exceptional commitment to their profession, while maintaining Maverick's standards of holding safety in the highest regard. At the end of the year, all Maverick employees vote from the twelve Driver of the Month honorees to select the Driver of the Year, which is announced the following January. As Driver of the Month, the recipient also serves as a voice of fellow drivers on the prestigious Driver Advisory Council, which meets with our leadership team on a quarterly basis.