For Immediate Release
May 10, 2017
For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC
Four Inducted into NPTC/Lytx Driver Hall of Fame
ARLINGTON, VA – Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 14 million miles of safe driving in approximately 169 combined years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Lytx® Driver Hall of Fame during the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 30-May 2, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.
The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, 3 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’s Driver Hall of Fame inductees are:
Scott G. Beck, Deseret Transportation
West Valley City, Utah
Scott has driven more than 4.6 million miles in the 36 years he has been driving for Deseret Transportation. In that time, he has had no accidents and no moving violations. He currently drives more than 3,000 miles per week in over-the-road applications delivering food, commodities and furniture to Bishops’ Storehouses throughout the United States.
Scott learned to drive in 1978 when he went to work for Harpers Excavating. But his dream was to drive a tractor-semitrailer combination. Two years later, a neighbor notified him of an opening at Deseret and he applied and was hired and joined a sleeper team hauling coal to church houses and hauling grain from church farms back to Utah.
Larry Lloyd, Walgreens Oshkosh, Assigned by CPC Logistics, Inc.
In 48 years behind the wheel, Larry has driven more than 3.25 million miles without an accident and has received no moving violations in more than 15 years, either commercially or in his personal vehicle. In 32 years with CPC, he has racked up 2.5 million accident-free miles.
Larry started driving for a general engineering contractor in the road construction industry in 1969. He advanced from driving a 10-wheeler to a belly dump and eventually was promoted to a company transport driver, moving the company’s equipment to jobs throughout the Southwest. In 1984, he went to work for Sunbelt Transportation Services, which later merged with CPC. In his time with CPC, he has driven for North American Pipe Co., Toyota Quality Parts Express and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
George Newman, Frito-Lay, Inc.
George has been driving for more than 46 years, the last 36 of which have been with Frito-Lay. In that time, he has accumulated 4.6 million accident-free and violation-free miles (3.5 million with Frito-Lay). He currently drives 425 miles a day, five days a week covering the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions delivering snack foods.
George learned to drive at the age of 19 working for RB Green, an LTL carrier in New England. He then joined Bergmier Brothers as a road driver and drove three trips a week to Baltimore. He worked at Mahr Brothers for three years before joining Frito-Lay in 1980. He has driven dump trucks, oil tankers, flatbeds, low-boys and conventional tractors. Impressively, he has never had a work-related injury.
John Tiemann, Kellogg Company
John has been driving professionally since 1978 and has achieved 1.9 million miles without an accident or a moving violation. He started with Hudson Foods in 1975, working on the dock before completing driver training and moving behind the wheel. He drove for Hudson for five years before accepting a position with Keebler/Kellogg’s, were he has been employed for the last 34 years. In that time he racked up 1.6 million miles in a multi-stop, direct store delivery operation.
John currently runs about 800 miles per week and averages 55 ours delivering to stores in the Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska areas. As needed, he also shuttles trailers to the company’s Sioux Falls, SD, Des Moines, IA, or Grand Island, NE locations.
NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty (right) and Jim Rice, CTP, Lytx Commercial Leader (left) congratulate NPTC/Lytx Driver Hall of Fame Inductees
(from left): Scott Beck, Deseret Transportation; George Newman, Frito-Lay, Inc.; Larry Lloyd, CPC Logistics, assigned to Walgreen Oshkosh; and John Tiemann, Kellogg Company.
Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies. The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at nptc.org.
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