February 2016 Driver of the Month: Steve Hays, Grand Island Express
Steve has been with Grand Island Express for over six years and has driven professionally for 28 years. He has 3.5 million career miles. Nominated by Lucas Mowrey, he stated that Steve is a very thoughtful and cautious driver that is always willing to help out a fellow driver. Overall Steve is very safe and is a great trainer. Steve has participated in the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships for five years. His hobbies include golfing, hunting and fishing. If he wasn’t a truck driver, Steve said he would be a woodworker.
March 2016 Driver of the Month: Buddy Moore, Orthmam Logistics.
Buddy has more than 40 years commercial driving experience and seven years with Orthman. He has logged over 4.2 million miles. Nominated by Marge Reeser, she stated that Buddy helps others whenever needed. He is a safe driver, watches for other drivers and is a recipient of the President’s Safe Drivers Award. Buddy enjoys reading history and a hidden talent not many know about is that he enjoys baking.
April 2016 Driver of the Month: Jeff Keifer, Grand Island Express.
Jeff has over two million career miles and six years of service with Grand Island Express. Nominated by Lucas Mowry, he stated that Jeff is always willing to help and has had no late deliveries. He has been a trainer and mentor for students and new drivers. Jeff has won a President’s Safe Driving Award and was part of the Special Olympics Convoy in 2007 and 2008. He enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with family.
May 2016 Driver of the Month: Bradley Leibhart, Orthman Logistics.
Brad has 38 years commercial driving including 4 ½ years at Orthman. He’s logged nearly three million commercial driving miles. Nominated by Marge Reeser, she stated the Brad is cautious on the road, tries to stay out of peoples’ way and watches out for other drivers to keep everyone safe. Brad is a third part CDL tester for the state of Nebraska and loves to fish when he has time, builds bird houses and volunteer at the community center.
June 2016 Driver of the Month: George Easton, Orthman Logistics.
George has over two million career miles in 34 years on commercial driving; 13 and ½ years with Orthman. Nominated by Marge Reeser, she stated that George is a very hard worker, anything that needs to be done – he’ll do it! He gives more than 100% to his job. George is a very cautious and caring person – will help when needed to all. George has received the President’s Safe Drivers Award. He loves to attend tractor pulls and restoring antique tractors – especially his grandfather’s John Deere. He also enjoys his family – especially grandchildren and dog, Jazz.
2015 Driver of the Year: William Larson, Hunt Transportation