The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is still accepting nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award, but nomination packets must be received by Jan. 12 to be eligible.
IDEA recognizes the careers of professional commercial vehicle drivers and their commitment to public safety. Nominees must have at least 25 years of crash-free driving in a commercial vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years.
Drivers must also have no felony convictions, no safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years, and no driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations.
The winner of the 2018 IDEA award will receive a check for $2,500, a trophy, and airfare for the winner and one guest to Portland, Ore., to receive the award on April 9 during the general session of the CVSA workshop. The winner will also be given a two-night hotel stay at the Hilton Portland Downtown hotel.