Each year the Ontario Trucking Association honours a professional
transport driver who has a collision-free driving record and is an
exemplary truck driver both on and off the road. The OTA/Volvo Ontario
Driver of the Year award is presented at the annual convention of the
Ontario Trucking Association. Entry forms are available from OTA. The
award is generously sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada Inc
Minimum Requirement: A professional truck driver who has been
regularly employed for the last five years and during that period
encountered no preventable collisions. This award program is open to
company drivers and owner-operators contracted to OTA member
The ideal candidate is a professional in every sense of the word.
He/she has an exemplary driving record, extends courtesy to other road
users and puts road safety before all else.
The judges value evidence of a nominee’s active participation in
programs and initiatives pertaining to highway safety. Such
participation may consist of involvement in safety committees, truck
driving championships, driver training programs, first-aid courses and
activities of a similar nature. Judges also look for unusual courtesy
extended to other road users, customer commendations and any acts of
bravery or kindness arising out of highway incidents.
Ontario’s Truck Driver of the Year Receives:
Ontario’s Truck Driver of the Year receives a keepsake trophy
engraved with the recipient’s name and a $500 cheque courtesy of
Volvo Trucks Canada Inc.
The award is presented by a Volvo Trucks Canada official at the Opening
Ceremony of the Ontario Trucking Association convention, held in Toronto
annually in November.
Ontario’s Truck Driver of the Year automatically becomes eligible
to compete for the title CTA/Volvo Trucks Canada National Truck Driver
of the Year. The recipient of this award receives, courtesy of Volvo
Trucks Canada Inc. a trophy, a $1,000 cheque.
Employer At Time Of Presentation