Madison County man named truck 'Driver of the Year'

NEW YORK — The Trucking Association of New York Safety Maintenance Management Council has named David Brown, of Earlville, a driver for Walmart Supply Chain, with the 2019 Statewide Driver of the Year Award during a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, Sept.

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The award recognizes truck drivers who demonstrate a dedication to their profession and loyalty to their employers. Consideration for the award is given to those with outstanding driving records and who display professionalism both on and off the road. Winners are often very involved in their communities, typically through safety education, civic engagement or charitable pursuits.

TANY officials said Brown was recognized for his outstanding safety achievements, dedication to his job performance, contributing to the success of his company’s safety record, and for contributing to the betterment of the trucking industry and his community.

He has been safely driving for 30 years, 23 of which have been with Walmart Supply Chain.

Brown is a North American Transportation Management Institute Certified Trainer and has frequently competed in several truck driving championships at the local, state and national level.

Five finalists of TANY’s Driver of the Year Award are recognized each year with one driver selected as the overall statewide winner.

All award recipients receive cash prizes and a plaque acknowledging their achievement.

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