Madison, WI – Nearly 200 trucking industry individuals gave tribute to twelve truck drivers honored by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) 2021 “Driver of the Month” Awards at a special gathering at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. The WMCA Annual Safety Awards Banquet was held on March 12, 2022, which also selects one Driver of the Month as the 2021 Driver of the Year.

Mr. Bill Minor – a veteran driver for Walmart Transportation – was honored as Driver of the Year at this year’s event. As Driver of the Year, Mr. Minor received a commemorative jacket, belt buckle, personalized State of Wisconsin license plate and a Special Proclamation from Governor Tony Evers.

Bill Minor brings a great honor to the trucking industry.  He has been behind the wheel professionally for more than 27 years, logged more than 3 million accident-free miles and spends many hours promoting safety on our roads as a Road Team Captain. He has participated in the Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships for several years in a row and was on the championship team that went on to win Nationals in 2015.  Bill is currently earning his 2nd Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management as well as becoming tri-lingual by learning Spanish.  In addition to setting a great example throughout the transportation industry, Bill is a Scout Leader for the Lutheran Rangers and has participated in multiple mission trips to Central and South America where he has helped to repair and rebuild houses.  

“Bill Minor epitomizes what it means to be a professional truck driver” said Dan Johnson, WMCA Vice President. “His impeccable safe driving record and selfless giving of his time to worthy volunteer causes earned her the elite honor of being named Driver of the Year. Bill serves as an inspiration for men and women drivers alike to be the very best in their field and their community. We wholeheartedly congratulate Bill.”

Johnson also indicated that it is appropriate to honor all these drivers at the WMCA Safety Banquet because of their outstanding records and recognize they are all dedicated to safety and professionalism behind the wheel.

To be nominated for Driver of the Month, the driver’s employer must be a member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and the driver must be a resident of Wisconsin or be based at a Wisconsin terminal. If the driver is based in another state, they must travel regularly between that terminal and a Wisconsin terminal.

Selections for the Driver of the Month are based on the truck drivers’ safety record, outstanding service and/or acts of heroism, length of service, community service and performance of daily duties to the highest trucking industry standards.

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is a non-profit trade Association based in Madison which represents commercial motor vehicle users in the state.

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