Year Winner Location
1957

Hubert L. Kennedy

National Transit Corp. 

Cincinnati, OH

Chicago, IL
1958

Hubert L. Kennedy

National Transit Corp. 

Cincinnati, OH

Miami Beach, FL
1959

Howard J. Pudliner

Motor Cargo, Inc. 

Pennsylvania

Louisville, KY
1960

Walter F. Storm

Davidson Transfer & Storage Co. 

Baltimore, MD

St. Paul, MN
1961

William G. Contres

Mason & Dixon Lines, Inc. 

York, PA 

Detroit, MI
1962

James W. Tilley

Pilot Freight Carriers, Inc. 

Winston-Salem, NC

Dallas, TX
1963

Fred G. Staudt

Mason & Dixon Lines, Inc. 

Secaucus, NJ

Miami Beach, FL
1964

William G. Contres

Mason & Dixon Lines, Inc. 

York, PA 

Louisville, KY
1965

Fred G. Staudt

Mason & Dixon Lines, Inc. 

Secaucus, NJ

Kansas City, MO
1966

Rowland D. Mann

B & L Motor Freight 

Newark, OH

Minneapolis, MN
1967

Edwin M. Smith

Hennis Freight Lines, Inc. 

Durham, NC 

Tulsa, OK
1968

Roy S. Southworth, Jr. 

Hennis Freight Lines 

Virginia

Cincinnati, OH
1969

Henry Fleischmann

Consolidated Freightways 

Ohio

Denver, CO
1970

Marvin M. Harris

Johnson Motor Lines, Inc. 

North Carolina 

Miami Beach, FL
1971

Elton L. Lowry

IML Freight, Inc. 

Missouri

Houston, TX
1972

Roy S. Southworth, Jr. 

Hennis Freight Lines

Virginia 

Louisville, KY
1973

George T. Bruss 

Chippewa Motor Freight, Inc. 

Illinois 

Denver, CO
1974

George P. Holik 

Eazor Express, Inc. 

Illinois

Minneapolis, MN
1975

Michael E. Weaver 

United Dispatch, Inc. 

West Virginia 

Indianapolis, IN
1976

Dean Benham 

Crouch Freight Systems, Inc. 

Kansas

Fort Worth, TX
1977

Carl A. Schneider 

Kroger Company 

Ohio 

Kansas City, MO
1978

Augustin Guajardo, Jr. 

H.E. Butt Grocery Company 

Texas 

St. Louis, MO
1979

Robert L Zesiger 

IML Freight 

Bountiful, UT 

Phoenix, AZ
1980

Arthur W. Gruenbacher 

Consolidated Freightways 

Kansas

Kansas City, MO
1981

Charles Walker 

Overnight Transportation 

North Carolina 

Indianapolis, IN
1982

Richard A. Gillespie 

Century Motor Freight, Inc. 

Blaine, MN 

Kansas City, MO
1983

Clarence Hasbrook 

Super Value Stores, Inc. 

Hopkins, MN

Fort Worth, TX
1984

Arthur W. Gruenbacher 

Consolidated Freightways 

Kansas

Indianapolis, IN
1985

Charles L. Reynolds 

Transus, Inc.

Oxford, GA 

St. Louis, MO
1986

Charles Brown 

Franchise Services, Inc. 

Kansas 

Kansas City, MO
1987

Ryland B. Hogan 

B.I. Transportation, Inc. 

Madison Heights, VA 

Fort Worth, TX
1988

J. David Porter

Conway-Central Express Inc., 

Ohio

St. Louis, MO
1989

Michael W. Neel 

H.E.B. Grocery Co. 

San Antonio, TX 

Memphis, TN
1990

Dale Cox

ABF Freight Ssystems 

California 

Dallas, TX
1991

Michael J. Ripp 

TNT Red Star Express 

New Jersey 

Minneapolis, MN
1992

Donald Sobba 

CF Motor Freight 

Kansas 

Nashville, TN
1993

Gary W. Helgason 

CF Motor Freight 

Washington 

Denver, CO
1994

John J. Hazlett 

ABF Freight System, Inc. 

Pennsylvania 

Tampa, FL
1995

Johnny T. Ligon 

Southeastern Freight Lines 

South Carolina 

New Orleans, LA
1996

Thomas B. Melton 

Giant Food 

District of Columbia 

Columbus, OH
1997

Stephen Plonski 

J.P. Food Service 

Minnesota 

Minneapolis, MN
1998

Gary L. Ott 

Roadway Express, Inc. 

Montana 

Long Beach, CA
1999

Bruce M. Early 

Con-Way Central Express Inc

Ohio

Tampa, FL
2000

John J. Hazlett 

ABF Freight System, Inc. 

Pennsylvania 

New Orleans, LA
2001

Gerald W. Cudmore 

Yellow Freight System, Inc. 

South Dakota 

Minneapolis, MN
2002

Richard Seigle 

Roadway Express, Inc. 

Illinois 

Milwaukee, WI
2003

Gregory A. Nauertz

Roadway Express, Inc. 

Arizona 

Columbus, OH
2004

Randy S. Anton

FedEx Freight 

North Dakota 

Salt Lake City, UT
2005

Brent Darnold 

West Virginia 

Tampa, FL
2006

Daniel Shamrell

FedEx Freight 

Oregon 

New Orleans, LA
2007

John J. Hazlett 

ABF Freight System, Inc. 

Pennsylvania 

Minneapolis, MN
2008

Victor K. Wheeler 

Roadway 

Utah 

Houston, TX
2009

Donald R. Logan 

FedEx Freight 

Kansas 

Pittsburgh, PA
2010

Heladio "Lalo" Fernandez 

FedEx Freight 

Oregon 

Columbus, OH
2011

John J. Hazlett 

ABF Freight System, Inc. 

Pennsylvania 

Orlando, FL
2012

Roland G. Bolduc 

FedEx Express

Massachusetts 

Minneapolis, MN
2013

Roland G. Bolduc 

FedEx Express

Massachusetts 

Salt Lake City, UT
2014

Basher Pierce 

FedEx Freight 

North Carolina 

Pittsburgh, PA
2015

Donald R. Logan 

FedEx Freight 

Kansas

St. Louis, MO
2016

Charles Mike 

WhiteWalmart Transportation, LLC

Indiana

Indianapolis, IN
2017

Glen Kirk 

Old Dominion Freight Line 

Indiana 

Orlando, FL
2018

Eric Courville 

FedEx Freight 

Louisiana 

Columbus, OH
2019

Brian Walker 

UPS Freight 

North Carolina

Pittsburgh, PA
2022

Wilbert Vano

XPO Logistics, Inc. 

New Jersey

Indianapolis, IN