Driver of the Year
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Driver of the Year

For more than 50 years, the Minnesota Trucking Association has been honoring the industry's safest commercial drivers through its Driver of the Year program. The Minnesota Trucking Association's Driver of the Year program seeks to recognize truck driving professionals who make the trucking industry a success through their dedication to safety.

To nominate a driver for Driver of the Month, Complete this fillable pdf APPLICATION and email it back to us at mta@mntruck.org or fax it back at 651-641-8995

2020 MTA Drivers of the Month

January 2020 
Don Luoma
Halvor Lines 
 
February 2020 
Thomas Osborn
Bay & Bay Transportation
 
March 2020
Mark Dennis
Transport America 
 

April 2020
Tim Davis
Ruan Transportation

 
 



Congratulations to the 2019 Driver of the Year,
Scott Post, Spartan Logistics/FedEx Ground

The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Maplewood, MN resident, Scott Post, professional truck driver contracted for FedEx Ground in St. Paul, MN, the 2019 Minnesota Driver of the Year at its Driver of the Year Banquet on January 23, 2020.  Scott is employed by Spartan Logistics in Newport, MN (headquartered in Draper, UT), a contracted service provider for FedEx Ground, a package shipping company that is a subsidiary of the FedEx Corporation.  FedEx Ground provides 1-5 day delivery of small packages to all 50 states, plus Canada. Scott has been driving a truck for 41 years and has driven more than 2.5 million safe miles. 

“This award is a great way to honor the best in our industry. Driving safe is no easy task, especially when you take into consideration his daily driving conditions like congestion, driver distractions and Minnesota winters. Having 2.5 million safe driving miles is an outstanding accomplishment,” says John Hausladen, MTA president.  “We’re proud to award Scott for this achievement.”

“Scott Post is one of the safest, most attentive, detail-oriented drivers I've ever had," said Randy Kurek, Owner of Spartan Logistics. "He’s always ready to learn and at the same time, is a sponge for industry knowledge. He lives and breathes trucking.”  In addition to being a great example of what it means to be an outstanding professional truck driver, Scott is involved with many community organizations, including Operation Lifesaver, the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics and the Minnesota Trucking Association’s Trucks for Toys program.

Throughout 2019, exceptional drivers are nominated by their companies and one driver is chosen each month to be the Driver of the Month. The drivers who are chosen meet a high standard of requirements including an outstanding driving and work record; contribution to industry and highway safety; and involvement in the community. In January, MTA hosts the Driver of the Year Banquet and one of the twelve nominees is selected as Driver of the Year by a panel of judges including Matthew Marin, Division Administrator for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deb Ledvina, Director of Commercial Vehicle Operations at MnDOT and Captain Jon Olsen, Minnesota State Patrol.