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WILLIE ANDERSON OF RYDER NAMED TRALA 2017 DRIVER OF THE YEAR

​Bonita Springs, Florida (April 5, 2017) -- The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Willie Anderson of Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions as the 2017 Driver of the Year during the Annual Meeting Awards Dinner on Wednesday. The award is sponsored by Mack Trucks and the Mack Leasing System. 

Bonita Springs, Florida (April 5, 2017) -- The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Willie Anderson of Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions as the 2017 Driver of the Year during the Annual Meeting Awards Dinner on Wednesday. The award is sponsored by Mack Trucks and the Mack Leasing System. 
 
TRALA member leasing companies nominate their top drivers and just one is selected for this prestigious honor. TRALA selects the top driver who operates their vehicle in a safe and responsible manner and whose contributions have enhanced the overall safety of commercial transportation. 
 
Anderson has logged over 2.8 million collision and injury-free miles driving tractor trailers over the past 34 years. For that career accomplishment, Willie Anderson was selected as TRALA's 2017 Driver of the Year.  
 
"TRALA is pleased to honor Willie Anderson's long-standing career in the industry with the Driver of the Year Award," said TRALA CEO Jake Jacoby. "It's drivers like Willie that keep our industry going strong."
 
In addition to his long career of driving, Anderson was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal in 1991 and 1996. He also transported hurricane relief supplies during the 1995-1996 hurricane seasons. Anderson has an amazing support system with his wife Polly and three children. 
 
For more information on TRALA, please visit www.trala.org.