We are proud to announce that four of our Melton drivers have recently been named finalists for some prestigious awards!
Driver Ricardo Sumrall was selected as a Top 10 Finalist in the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award through FASTPORT. Ricardo served in the United States Navy for over 20 years before joining the Melton family in August of 2017. During his time at Melton, Ricardo has shown exceptional commitment to his career and passes on his knowledge to others as one of our Road Trainers. He was recognized at a special ceremony at the Bush Library during the Great American Truck Show in August.
Driver David Drummond was been honored as a finalist for this year’s Mike O’Connell Trucking’s Top Rookie Award through Trucker’s News. David was also recognized at GATS this year and was given an awesome prize package! David started his trucking career in October of 2017 after serving in the U.S. Army. David credits his excellent work ethic and success to his time in the military. Trucking satisfied numerous career requirements that David was looking for when finding a career after the Army. From financial security, career advancement opportunities, and suitability to his personality – trucking was the obvious choice for him.
Furthermore, drivers Alton Jackson and James Monclair have been recognized as finalists in the 2018 Pilot Flying J Road Warrior Contest!
Alton has been with Melton for over 25 years and serves as a Road Trainer and Safety Trainer. Alton has been with the Melton family since 1992 and, since the beginning, has been one of our most dependable, kind, and safe drivers on the fleet. As an Ambassador of the Road, a two-million-mile driver, and a Road Trainer – Alton is more than willing to pass on his valuable knowledge to others. His exceptional safety record and extensive experience in the industry has not only contributed to Melton’s success, but to others’ success out on the road.
James has been with Melton for over 12 years and his positive attitude and team-oriented work ethic have allowed him to excel greatly in his driving career at Melton Truck Lines. James serves as one of our Ambassadors of the Road, having achieved one million miles with Melton, and fills the role with excellent leadership and willingness to mentor other drivers. James has a consistent attitude, a health-conscious lifestyle, a safety-oriented mindset, and an overall motivation to succeed in his career.
Congratulations to all these excellent Melton drivers and their finalist honors!