Emerald Club incentives are awarded to drivers who meet Venezia's monthly attendance, safe driving and customer service standards. Drivers earn Gold Medals for hitting incentive targets in all 12 months of 2000. Silver Medals are given to drivers for 11 months of meeting targets, and Bronze for 10 months.
The number of winners this year was double the previous year, with 55 drivers earning the Gold Medal award, valued at $500. Twenty-eight earned the $350 Silver Medal and 13 the $200 Bronze.
The truckers get the Emerald Club awards in addition to the standard monthly incentive bonuses. Winners are honored at the company's awards ceremony in February.