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.
This year’s Driver of the Year (DOY) Banquet and Presentation was definitely an event to remember! It was a wonderful time had by all honoring our 2014 Drivers of the Month.
For the second year in a row, the banquet was held in downtown Little Rock’s Historic Union Station at Next Level Events.
The evening kicked off with a meet and greet between 2014 Drivers of the Month, former Drivers of the Year, and office staff from our corporate headquarters as well as our facilities across the U.S.
After our meet and greet, VP of Operations John Coppens welcomed all guests, recounted the importance of our Driver Advisory Council and the role of our Black Hats, and introduced a short video that showcased the 2014 DOM’s.
After dinner, Driver Secretary Kay Hendrix (lovingly known as “Mama Kay”) read sincere letters from the Drivers of the Month wives & family members. Many guests were brought to tears when hearing the words of pride written by loved ones.
Afterwards, Maverick Chairman & CEO Steve Williams and President & COO Stephen Selig delivered words of praise and admiration to our honorees.
On Friday, January 30th, the Drivers Advisory Council met for the first part of the day, with the presentation taking place the second half of the day. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for, the announcement of our 2014 Driver of the Year!
And then, drum roll! The moment we had all been waiting for! The announcement of the 2014 Driver of the Year.
Jimmy received a standing ovation! Immediately afterwards, he delivered a wonderful, moving speech.