The program was revamped last year with a name change and increased cash prizes. It celebrates five drivers with a prize of $20,000 per driver and recognition at TCA events and publications throughout the year, according to a TCA press release.
Nominees are expected to show a commitment to safety, demonstrate leadership on and off the road, and contribute meaningfully to the success of their companies or to the industry, according to TCA. Drivers must be nominated and employed by a TCA carrier member.
“We are thrilled with the success of the revamped TCA Professional Drivers of the Year awards program," said TCA President Jim Ward. "We are proud to shine a spotlight on our industry’s incredible truck drivers who not only tirelessly deliver goods and keep our economy moving but also make amazing contributions within their communities and at home. We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to Love's and Cummins for their support, which has been instrumental in making this program possible throughout the years."
To submit a nomination, visit the awards website. Winners will be recognized during TCA’s Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 23-26, 2024.