Liberal Mayor Dave Harrison, second from left, was on hand to present Liberal’s Phil Nix, third from left, his $5,000 check that goes to the driver selected from National Carriers’ more than 750 eligible drivers to become the 2014 Outstanding Driver of the Year. Nix accepted the check at the company’s banquet conducted recently at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, Texas. Nix’s family shared the honors with him at the banquet. Courtesy photo
• Special to the Leader & Times
National Carriers is pleased to announced Liberal resident Phil Nix is the National Carriers Driver of the Year. Selected from 12 finalists, Nix was awarded $5,000 by National Carrier’s President Jim Franck.
In a surprise visit, Liberal Mayor Dave Harrison delivered Nix’s bonus check to the stage for the presentation.
The award was presented at the National Carriers annual Driver of the Year Banquet conducted at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, Texas. The banquet featured an Oscar’s theme complete with red carpet, paparazzi and Oscar trophies with a catered meal following the banquet.
Nix was selected from a pool of more than 750 eligible drivers for the award. He began his career with the “Elite” fleet in June of 1990. He owns and operates truck No. 555 and works within the National Carriers livestock division.
Director of Livestock Jason Greer commented, “Phil Nix is a great guy with a great family who is serious about providing the best possible service to our customers. He is a humble man who comes to work each day and gives 110 percent. Phil is a great example why National Carriers is known as the ‘Elite’ fleet throughout our industry.”
National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.” Our team consists of only the Elite driving and office professionals.
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