Nomination period will begin January 1, 2017 and end May 15, 2017.
All nominations will be viewed and voted on by a group of trucking professionals.
This recognition has been initiated to draw attention to those who strive to make the expedite industry better, who participate in their community, and are hardworking, professional, safety-conscious expedite drivers on the road today. The top three finalists will be asked to attend Expedite Expo July 14 & 15, 2017 in Lexington KY.
Recognition is open to any expedite trucking industry driver, team, or owner operator with a CDL based in the US or Canada, if you do not have a CDL but still meet the other requirements you are still eligible. Anyone can nominate a driver: motor carriers, fleet owners, employees, their families, trucking organization members, and trucking industry suppliers. Nominations are being accepted until 5:30pm May 15, 2017.
A nomination form must be completed online and submitted through the ExpeditersOnline.com online application process.
Nomination information will include direct contact with the nominees' motor carrier through which the nominee is employed or contracted with.
Each company may nominate up to five drivers. However, only one driver per company can qualify for placement among the top three finalists.
The top three nominees will be announced in early June and will be asked to be present at Expedite Expo July 15, 2017.
The three finalists will have an article written on them to be published in the July issue of Expedite Now Magazine.
We will support the process throughout the year with our social and print media, and share information and stories about nominees with others who also have an interest.
All nominees agree to share the submitted application with the group of trucking professionals who serve as judges.
The top three finalists agree to be interviewed and submit photos for the July issue of Expedite Now.
Finalists must agree to be at the Expo July 14-15, 2017 in Lexington, KY.
The top finalist will receive $500 cash for travel, 2-nights hotel accommodations provided by ExpeditersOnline.com, and an Expediter of the Year Plaque. The finalists and their carrier, will be honored at our closing announcements on the show floor at Expedite Expo July 15, 2017.
There is no cost to nominate a driver, but if you are a carrier who nominates a driver, we would appreciate you making sure your driver can get to the Expo and that you will come with them too.