Rowe's dispatcher, Sue Anderson, nominated him for this honor because he 's been an exceptional driver for his fiver years driving for Decker. "Jim will do whatever is asked of him and is very easy to work with," she said. Jim and his wife, Tammy, live in Marseilles, Ill., with their four children.
Boydston has been a successful driver with Decker for more than three years now, and Marcia Goodale has been his dispatcher for the bulk of that time "He is dependable and hard working," she said. Sammy and his wife, Rhonda, live in McPherson, Kan., with their two children.
Each month at Decker, dispatchers nominate drivers and owner-operators based on overall service and performance for that month. Operational productivity, safety records, maintenance/care of equipment (including idle time), payroll and billing, and customer service, are evaluated for each driver nominee to determine who is most deserving of the honor.
Each monthly award winner in 2007 is eligible to receive the award for 2007 Driver (or Owner-Operator) of the Year.
Decker Truck Line Inc. is under sole ownership of Don Decker, with corporate offices in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Decker is a diversified carrier, transporting flatbed, refrigerated and dry van freight to the 48 contiguous states and seven Canadian provinces.