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IFDA spotlights 2023 Hall of Fame class

June 12, 2023
The largest group in association history includes 87 professional truck drivers, 10 with more than 40 years on the road—and one with 48 years of service.

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) recently inducted 87 drivers into its Truck Driver Hall of Fame.

The 2023 class is the largest in association history. It includes drivers from 13 companies, 10 drivers who’ve been driving for more than 40 years—and one with 48 years of service (Freshpoint Southern California’s Victor Barreiro). The class also includes the first female inductee (US Foods’ Alicia Seyler) in the history of the program, which shines a light on the industry’s elite professionals.

“It’s an honor to recognize these hardworking professionals who play a vital role in our economy and way of life,” Mark S. Allen, IFDA president and CEO, said in a news release. “Our drivers have dedicated their careers to ensure the safe delivery of food and products to the kitchens, shelves, and pantries of our nation’s restaurants, schools, hotels, hospitals, entertainment venues, military bases, and other public service institutions.”

Over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers are currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service qualify for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. To be eligible, the driver must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA member company with no chargeable accidents during that time frame and may not have any moving violations within the last five years.

Click here for the complete list of 2023 inductees.

This year’s class will be honored Sept. 11-13 during IFDA’s Solutions Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

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