At its 61st annual Safety Awards Luncheon held in Jefferson City MO recently, the Missouri Motor Carriers Association (MMCA) named Prime Inc. driver William Girdler as 2007 Missouri Driver of the Year. The Pomona MO resident and professional driver for more than 33 years has never had a single chargeable accident in more than 4.5 million miles he's driven in his career. Two other Prime drivers were also honored at the luncheon for winning this monthly honor in 2007: Robert Conger of Enosburg Falls VT for June, and Harvey Williams of Rochelle TX for July.

Andrew Cifranic, brand manager for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, has been selected to serve as the co-chair of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Brand Protection Council. Cifranic was featured speaker at the Technology Anti-Counterfeiting and Gray Market Fraud Summit in March 2007. He also represented the transportation industry on a United States Chamber of Commerce panel, where he spoke about the risk counterfeit parts can pose to highway safety.