Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 18 million miles of safe driving in nearly 170 years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Driver Hall of Fame during the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 28-30, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH.
The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, two million miles or 50,000 hours of driving without a preventable accident. Many of the drivers have far exceeded these qualifications and are known for having made significant contributions to their industry and their communities. Since its inception, 100 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.
Our own associate, Ken Wasiewicz, from Glenwood, New Jersey, was one of the four drivers inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
After earning his driver’s license at the age of 17, Ken learned how to drive a tractor-trailer while still attending school and working at the loading docks in his hometown. His driving career spans 41 years and 4 million miles; he has hauled general freight, cars, construction equipment, concrete, and paint. Since joining Benjamin Moore as assigned by CPC Logistics in 1994, he has traveled more than two million miles—many of which were in the New York metropolitan area—with no preventable accidents. Using the knowledge he learns as a member of his company’s Accident Review Board, Ken also works as a driver trainer where he instructs new employees in both defensive driving strategies and onboard technology operations. A 2012 NPTC National Driver All-Star, he was also recognized as the 2012 New Jersey Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. Ken has been involved in several fundraising and volunteer events for veterans, the Special Olympics, and most recently Hurricane Sandy relief.
We are all proud of Ken’s accomplishments and are excited to have him join the other CPC drivers who have been inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame.