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Supermarket Driver is First Woman to Win Maryland Trucking Award

March 23, 2016

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Photo: Maryland Motor Truck Association
Photo: Maryland Motor Truck Association

The Maryland Motor Truck Association named Annette Womack, a driver for Giant Food, its 2015 Driver of the Year. Womack is the first woman to be recognized with the award since the organization was founded in 1935.

Womack has 1.7 million miles and over 30 years of accident-free driving in her career. She also participated in the trucking industry outside of work, creating a driver route book to help new drivers get in and out of Giant Food’s 169 stores and make routes more efficient. Giant Food operates supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

She also started the Transportation News, a safety newsletter that alerts transportation managers of safety issues at stores and distribution centers.

In her career, Womack has won several company awards, including the tank division of Giant Food’s Safety Driver Championship in 2010 and 2015 and the Giant Food Grand Champion for driving in 2010. She was also a four-time winner of the Giant Food Presidential Award.

“Giant Food is incredibly proud of Annette Womack for being recognized as Maryland Motor Truck Association’s 2015 Driver of the Year,” said Joe Urban, vice president of Distribution Operations, Giant Food. “Annette navigates a truck though some of the busiest, densest traffic in the country to deliver goods for our customers and we are so happy she is receiving industry-wide recognition of the excellence she brings to her work for Giant every day.” 

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