Henry Albert and Linda and Bob Caffee have been named 2014 Citizen Driver Award winners, Freightliner Trucks announced. All three are members of the OEM’s Team Run Smart Pros who provide real-life experiences from the road in an effort to advise other drivers on how to succeed in the business of trucking.
The Citizen Driver Award is presented by TravelCenters of America (TA). It recognizes professional drivers who demonstrate good citizenship, safety, community involvement and leadership. In honor of this recognition, the drivers selected their favorite TA or Petro Stopping Center to be renamed after them.
Statesville, NC.-based Henry Albert, owner of Albert Transport, Inc. and driver of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine, selected the TA in Laredo, Texas as his favorite location. Renamed the “Henry Albert Laredo Travel Center,” Albert noted winning the Citizen Driver award is a humbling experience.
“All of the Citizen Driver award recipients are great industry ambassadors, and to be worthy of being part of this group is an honor,” said Albert.
Bob and Linda Caffee – who drive a Freightliner Cascadia with a Detroit DD13 engine – are independent contractors leased to FedEx Custom Critical. The Silex, Mo.-based couple selected the Petro N. Las Vegas to be renamed the “Linda and Bob Caffee North Las Vegas Stopping Center.”
“We are two small town people who were pulled to the trucking industry by our desire to see the United States. Before long, we were excelling in our new profession and business,” said Linda Caffee. “Having the North Las Vegas Petro Stopping Center add our name to their sign is one of the most amazing things that has ever happened in our professional careers.”