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CalArk International is honored to announce that Charles and Helen Mikus of Yorktown, Texas have been chosen as the company’s 2010 Drivers of the Year.

The husband-and-wife team have driven with CalArk for three years. Charles is a 23-year veteran of trucking who convinced his wife to join him as his team member in 2000. Before driving, Helen stayed at home with the couple’s three children and also worked as a substitute teacher for grades 1 -12. Her teaching ability enabled the Mikuses to later bring their daughter Charlotte on the road with them, since Helen was qualified to meet all her home schooling requirments.

When asked what they had liked most about their years in trucking, Charles and Helen state, “It’s the flexibility trucking gives us to accept dispatches and then be left alone to plan our routes and get the mission accomplished to deliver the load on time.”

As 2010 Drivers of the Year, Charles and Helen Mikus will receive their choice of  a $2,500 cash prize or a cruise to the Caribbean.

CalArk Trucking has establishing a strong reputation for on-time, reliable delivery, serving the 48 contiguous states, Mexico and Ontario, Canada since it was founded in 1975.

Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, CalArk serves customers as a full truckload irregular route general commodities carrier with 800 tractors, 2,200 dryvans and 200 refrigerated units. It maintains terminals in Little Rock, AR; Mabelvale, AR; Malvern, AR; Taylor, MI; Hurricane Mills, TN; Garland, TX; Laredo, TX ; Monterrey, MX; Queretaro, MX.


For more information, please contact CalArk at 888-4-CalArk or visit


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American Central Transport Honors 2010 Safety Stars; Names Driver of the Year

(Liberty, MO) – American Central Transport, Inc. (ACT) has selected Edmund Bruce Gray as the 2010 Safety Star “Driver of the Year” and has also recognized 45 others who qualified as a Safety Star all four quarters of 2010. Eligibility was based on a driver averaging over 7 mpg, exceeding the average ACT miles, and having an annual scorecard rating of ‘A’.

Honorable Mentions for Driver of the Year Award went to Doug Beyer, Greg Dater, William Skinner and Merton Todd. Runners up for Safety Star Driver of the Year were Steve Crawford, Lloyd Dixon and Phillip Taylor.

The 45 ACT drivers recognized as Annual Safety Stars included:

Ardell Alden
Chancey Cordray
Charles Davis
Chris Shuler
Darren Hardy
David Storey
Dennis Cox
Donald Campbell
Doug Beyer
Edmund Gray
Edwin Fisher
Eric Thomas
Frank Thompson
Fred Grier
Gary Luoma
Greg Dater
James Berry
James Hayes
Jeanell Meeks
Joe Osborn
Kelly King
Kenneth Donaldson
Kenneth Inman
Lee Klinefelter
Lloyd Dixon
Melvin Shatto
Merton Todd
Michael Kelly
Mike Sanders
Paul Ankrom
Phillip Taylor
Robert Ellis
Robert Evans
Rocky Woodie
Rodney Burton
Ron Campbell
Sam Midkiff
Sherry Poindexter
Steve Crawford
Susan Berry
Teddy Lockhart
Tom Thieret
Wayne Woods
William Skinner
Willie Russell

American Central Transport, Inc. is a dry van truckload carrier serving major shippers throughout the eastern half of the United States.

Founded in 1926 as E.K. Motor Service, the company was later renamed after it was purchased by the Kretsinger family, who still run it today. ACT has been frequently recognized for its quality and premium service, signified by its “Raising the Standard” motto.

For more information, call American Central Transport at 888-HAUL-ACT (888-428-5228), visit our website at www.americancentral.com, or follow us on Facebook.

Edmund Bruce Gray ACT Safety Star Driver of the Year

Edmund Bruce Gray ACT Safety Star Driver of the Year


Maverick Transportation announced Ed Tillman of Doniphan, MO, as their 2010 Driver of the Year on Friday, February 4, 2010 at their annual Driver of the Year award presentation.

“Thank you all so much,” Tillman stated with visible emotion. “There isn’t enough time for me to possibly thank everyone that has contributed to my success. I’m so honored.”

Tillman, a professional driver for four years, has been with Maverick for three years and came to Maverick through the company’s student driving program. He specifically thanked his driver trainer, Maverick’s Training Department, his fleet managers and his wife Leigh Ann.

Tillman has proven himself a leader in the company’s fleet. He is a driver instructor, a Maroon Marauder award recipient, has two safety awards, and maintains a very high MPG average. “Ed is always upbeat and has one of the best attitudes I’ve ever seen,” said Fleet Operations Manager Lea Anne Lindsey. “He is a true professional, is a pleasure to work with and definitely deserves this recognition as Driver of the Year.”

“The Driver of the Year represents the excellence of our entire organization,” said Maverick President and COO Stephen Selig.  “Our company holds this honor in very high regard.”

As Maverick’s June Driver of the Month for 2010, Tillman was recognized for his combination of safe driving, positive attitude and willingness to go above what is asked.

Every month Maverick recognizes a driver from the company’s fleet who takes pride in his or her profession and the company, employs safety, and maintains Maverick standards in all they do.  All office and driver employees then vote from the twelve Drivers of the Month to select the Driver of the Year.  As Driver of the Year, Tillman will receive an extra week of vacation time, a $2,500 bonus check, and a custom-made leather jacket.

Formed in 1980, based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick Transportation, LLC, a division of Maverick USA, Maverick has 30 years of experience serving the flatbed, specialized, dry van, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America.  To learn more about driving opportunities available with Maverick Transportation call the recruiting department at 800-289-1100

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