National Carriers Inc. has named Chris Back of Colorado Springs, CO, as driver of the month for June 2017. Back drives a company truck throughout the United States. According to the company, he has delivered refrigerated goods to National Carrier’s customers for the past 15 years.
“I came to NCI in 2002 as an owner operator,” Back said. “As I prepared to upgrade my truck last year I decided the new emission standards requirements were expensive and potentially could add high maintenance cost to my business. NCI offered me an opportunity as a company driver operating a new Kenworth T-680 tractor equipped with an automatic transmission, APU, invertor, and they pay all the operating expenses – I couldn’t pass it up!”
“Drivers ask why I stay at National Carriers. I tell them it’s a combination of steady freight, good miles, great equipment and top pay. When I’ve had a problem in the past I share it with management and it is addressed quickly. NCI has been good to me,” Back concluded.
NCI spokesperson Ed Kentner said he remembers Back attending orientation with his four month old daughter in tow. “When Chris attended orientation his wife and daughter joined him. The company has always had an open door policy for family involvement. His daughter, Amanda, is now 15 years old and still rides with dad when her school schedule allows for it.”
Each driver of the month is a finalist for NCI Driver of the Year 2017 with each monthly winner receiving a $500 bonus. National Carriers Driver of the Year is awarded a $5,000 prize at the NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, TX, in spring 2018.