2015 PTI Driver of the Year

Jacksonville, Florida-based driver Darrell McFarland leads the Paper Transport, Inc. fleet with 2015 Driver of the Year Award.

With 45 years of professional driving and 4.5 years at Paper Transport, Inc., Darrell McFarland has logged over 536,000 miles with PTI safely, achieved an MPG of 8 or better consistently, has great rapport with his Driver Managers and Planners as well as customers, and was PTI’s Driver of the Year runner up in 2014 as well as Georgia Pacific’s Dedicated Driver of the Year nominee in 2014.

Competing with over 600 drivers across the fleet, McFarland was awarded Driver of Month four times in 2015 as well as Driver of the Quarter twice and consistently performs at the top of his division in metrics which evaluate Safety, Production, Equipment, and Administration.

“When there’s service sensitive issues, we turn to Darrell and he takes care of it. For our out-of-the-box transportation solutions – we go to Darrell.” said Wes Kornowske, Operations Director.

As Driver of the Year, McFarland is awarded a $2,000 bonus and a Driver of the Year plaque. McFarland is also the first PTI driver receive a Veteran emblem on his new Kenworth T680 truck, which honors his 2 years of military service in the Army during the Vietnam War.

“I just want to say, thank you – this is a great place to work. If I’d been a little younger, I would have been a 20-year veteran here. I started a little late, but it’s a great place to work,” McFarland said after receiving the award. “Everybody I’ve met here has been real nice to me … it’s just a great place to work.”

Paper Transport, Inc. is a truckload carrier, headquartered in Green Bay, WI and currently operates over 600 power-units and employs over 600 drivers with a focus on regional truckload service, dedicated operations, and intermodal service. They operate terminals in Green Bay, WI; Jacksonville, FL; Cedar Springs, GA; Albany, GA; Franksville, WI; Muskogee, OK; Dayton, OH; and Pontoon Beach, IL.

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