Inside the Triangle Podcast, Episode 10 features Shawn Swallows, Professional Decker Lease Purchase driver.
Professional Driver Shawn Swallows joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about the Decker Lease Purchase Program, tips on obtaining and keeping a high Driver Scorecard, and how he has achieved Driver of the Month every year he’s been at Decker.
Stick around to hear “Words of Wisdom from the Office Staff.” This week, Driver Recruiter Anna Randazzo calls in to tell us a funny story including trucking vocabulary for beginners.
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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.)
Miles Per Week
Training Record and Retention**
*Not applicable for OO/LP evaluations
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
(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)