2019 Professional Driver of the Month and Professional Driver of the Year Program

Introducing our 2019 Professional Driver of the Year and Driver of the Month programs.

Introducing our 2019 Professional Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year Program.

We have created additional opportunities to EARN Professional Driver of the month and Driver of the Year. Our flatbed divisions will now have their own professional driver of the month nominees/winner as well as adding Owner Operator/Lease Purchase and Driver Trainer divisions.

Our professional drivers will be divided into 7 divisions for Driver of the Year and Driver of the Month program.

Drivers will be Divided into 7 Divisions:

Midwest Reefer          250 Drivers     3 Nominees are selected each month, and then 1 Driver of the Month is chosen

West Reefer                175 Drivers     2 Nominees are selected each month, and then 1 Driver of the Month is chosen

Midwest Flatbed        95 Drivers       1 Driver of the Month is chosen

Southern Flatbed      160 Drivers     2 Nominees are selected each month, and then 1 Driver of the Month is chose

O/O & L/P                  54 Drivers       1 Driver of the Month is chosen

Teams                          7 Teams         1 Team of the Month is chosen

Driver Trainers       32 Drivers      1 Driver Trainer of the Month is chosen

*The number of Nominees will be based on the number of Drivers in that Division:

  •  >99 Drivers             1 Nominee (or Driver of the Month)
  •  100-199 Drivers   2 Nominees (1 of the 2 is chosen as Driver of the Month)
  • 200+ Drivers      3 Nominees (1 of the 3 is chosen as Driver of the Month)

Scoring will be based on each Professional Driver’s Scorecards, compliance and overall performance. 

(Company Drivers and Team Drivers will be scored using the criteria below; Team Drivers will be scored as a Team; Owner/Operators will be scored on a similar basis using their applicable criteria.)

  • Fuel Compliance*
  • Idle Time*
  • Preventable Accidents
  • Service Failures
  • Miles Per Week
  • Claims/Damages
  • CSA Violations
  • Training Record and Retention**

*Not applicable for OO/LP evaluations

**Trainers only

A Professional Driver can only be chosen as Driver of the Month one time per calendar year but can be nominated multiple times per calendar year.

A Professional Driver can be selected as Driver of the Year in back to back years but cannot be named as the Grand Champion Driver of the Year in back to back years.

Let’s talk incentives!

Driver of the Month Nominees – will receive:

  • $50 Gift Card to Walmart; and
  • Pre-selected item from the Company Store

 (Drivers selected as the Drivers of the Month do not get these items)

Drivers of the Month – 1 from each Division (7) will each receive:

  • $100 Gift Card to Walmart (Each Team Driver will receive this item); and

  • $50 Credit to the Decker Company Store (Each Team Driver will receive this item)

Division Drivers of the Year – 1 from each Division (7) will each receive:

  • Driver of the Year Jacket
  • Drive of the Year Plaque
  • Driver of the Year Decal for Driver’s Tractor
  • $3,000 Bonus

(Team Drivers will split the award and the Grand Champion Driver of the Year does not get this)

  • Grand Champion Driver of the Year will receive:
  • Driver will be chosen from the 7 Division Drivers of the Year)
  • Decal for Driver’s Tractor
  • $15,000 BONUS

             (Team Drivers will split this award)


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