Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 12 million miles of safe driving in approximately 146 combined years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Driver Hall of Fame during the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH.

    The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, three 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, 104 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.

    This year on of the Driver Hall of Fame inductees is our own…

    Nathan Tandal with CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC in Federal Way, WA

    In 38 years of driving, Nathan has driven more than three million miles without an accident or a moving violation of any kind. Nathan learned to drive working for his father’s auto wrecking business on the island of Oahu, Hawaii at the age of 16, hauling junk cars that had already been crushed and loaded onto a flatbed. Two years later, he joined the U.S. Army as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Operator. While serving, he drove buses, semi-troop carriers, and other heavy equipment in the United States and abroad. He received 11 Meritorious Service Medals, six achievement Ribbons, five Expert Skill Badges; nine Career & Advance Individual Training Schools, including National Defense Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal, just to name a few.

    After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he started working for Penske Truck Leasing in Tukwila, WA as a fueler, garage man and repairman for the next four years. In 1999, he joined CPC Logistics, where he was assigned to the Bridgestone private fleet. There he has driven for nearly 1.2 million accident and violation-free miles. He is responsible for moving loaded trailers on a daily basis from the Bridgestone warehouse in Portland, OR to the drop yard in Tukwila, WA, a run of 332 miles a day.