Three drivers from Prime Inc were honored at the 2013 Missouri Trucking Association (MoTA) annual safety conference: Ronald Hoover, Glen Horack, and Thomas Miller.
Hoover, a refrigerated transport driver for more than 12 years, received two awards. He was recognized as the MoTA April 2012 Driver of the Month and was named 2013 MoTA Driver of the Year. Horack and Miller were also recognized as 2012 Drivers of the Month.
According to the MoTA, winners were “judged on the basis of their excellent driving records, contributions to highway safety, courtesy, and participation in community affairs.”
Hoover, who lives in Casper WY, has received several distinctions in his career. He was the Prime Inc December 2009 Refrigerated Division Driver of the Month and has been named MoTA Driver of the Month three times: April 2009, November 2010, and March 2011. He also received 2010 and 2011 Safe Driving Club Awards from MoTA. When he is not on the road, he raises and rides horses on his farm, where he lives with his wife Janet and their five children.
As the 2013 MoTA Driver of the Year, Hoover received a ring and an Ipad.
A former US Army solider and volunteer firefighter, Hoover started with Prime Inc in 2001. He has been driving professionally since 1983 and has driven more than 3.6 million miles throughout his career.
Horack of Elkland MO, the MoTA 2012 August Driver of the Month, has been with Prime Inc since 1992. He is married, has two children, and served as chairman of the 2008 MoTA Safe Driving Club. Like Hoover, he has won the MoTA Driver of the Month award three times. He has also been named the Overdrive Magazine Driver of the Month and received the Million Mile Safety Award from Prime Inc twice. He was designated Prime Inc Contractor of the Year for the Refrigerated Division in 2005, and he has been recognized in Pride and Polish competitions throughout most of his career.
Miller, an Illinois resident who is married and has two children, started with Prime Inc in 1999. Named MoTA September 2012 Driver of the Month, he also serves as one of the 2013-14 America’s Road Team Captains. He was named Prime Inc Contractor of the Month for Safety and Service in September 2002 and received the May 2011 Prime Inc Contractor of the Month Award as well as MoTA August 2011 Driver of the Month award. He was chairman of the MoTA Safe Driving Club from 2009-2011 and served as captain of the Prime Inc Truck Driving Championship Team.
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