CPC Logistics Director of Safety Isaac Harmon appeared on FreightWaves’ WHAT THE TRUCK?!? podcast on September 13, 2023, to talk about five truck drivers who were named National Private Truck Council (NPTC) National Driver All-Stars at the annual NPTC National Safety Conference September 7 in Orlando, Florida.
First Isaac gave an overview of the NPTC National Driver All-Stars program and how drivers qualify.
“What makes a driver an All-Star is their overall safety record and their commitment to safety,” he said during the interview. “All five of our drivers have been driving with us for a minimum of eight years. Four have been with us for almost 20 years each. CSA history, accident history, no injuries—basically everything you think of when it comes to what makes a safe driver on the road is the criteria we look for.”
He also discussed how the drivers reacted to being honored during the National Safety Conference.
“They never really understand how appreciated they are,” Isaac said. “They are out there on the road driving every day. When they get a chance to stand in front of their peers and everyone else in the industry, they are overwhelmed with a feeling of pride. Everyone is congratulating them and thanking them for the job they do, and you see pride in their face and their spouse’s face.”
Isaac concluded by sharing a special National Truck Driver Appreciation Week message.
“Any driver who is out there: Know that you are appreciated,” Isaac said. “It doesn’t matter who you drive for. We know the challenges you face daily. Your commitment to safety and the safety of the motoring public is not unnoticed. No matter what you deliver or haul, what you do for yourself and your family is appreciated every single day.”