TRALA Names Kevin Vaughn 2019 Driver of the Year
Orlando (April 11, 2019) -- Kevin Vaughn, a professional driver with Ryder System Inc., was named the 2019 Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) Driver of the Year during its Annual Meeting Awards Dinner here at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. The award is sponsored by Mack Trucks.
"Kevin is emblematic of the kind of person we want representing our industry," said TRALA President and CEO Jake Jacoby. "An individual who gives back to his community, takes his profession seriously, and is committed to safety. His record of more than 2 million miles driven without a single accident is impressive and he truly illustrates how vital our industry is to the greater economy. It is a privilege to honor him as our Driver of the Year."
TRALA member 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.
Vaughn, who has worked for Ryder since 1995, has driven more than 2.5 million miles in his 33-year career as a professional driver without a single preventable accident. He is a champion for safety, a volunteer fireman, and has, in the course of his work for Ryder, helped save lives on two occasions by stopping to give comfort and care to accident victims.
A former Ryder Dedicated Driver of the Year, Vaughn is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and currently lives in Montrose, Missouri.
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