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Bill Krouse Driver Of The Year

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MINNEAPOLISJan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At their annual Safety Conference and Driver of the Year Banquet, the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Bill Krouse, professional truck driver for YRC Freight, the 2014 Driver of  the Year. 

Bill has been in the trucking industry for 32 years and has driven more than 2.2 million miles accident free. 

"This award is a great way to honor the best in our industry. It is an absolutely amazing feat to drive millions of miles without an accident when you take into consideration his daily driving conditions like congestion, driver distractions and Minnesota winters. Not only is Bill a great driver on the road, but he also exemplifies outstanding character within the community. We are honored to provide him with this much deserved award," said John Hausladen, MTA president.  

"Bill is the epitome of a well-liked driver. His customers appreciate the positive energy he brings in each and every day," said Chris Johnson, City Dispatch Manager at YRC Freight. "I'm blessed to have Bill on the team and extremely proud of him."

When he's not on the road, Bill often gives safety demonstrations to other drivers on correct procedures for avoiding accidents and injury. He is also a very active member of the Minnesota State Truck Driving Championships. He has won the Minnesota Championships four times, has placed as high as 12th at nationals, won Rookie of the Year in 2004 and the Howie Johnson Award in 2012.  

Throughout 2014, exceptional drivers are nominated by their companies and one driver is chosen each month to be the Driver of the Month. The drivers who are chosen meet a high standard of requirements including an outstanding driving and work record; contribution to industry and highway safety; and involvement in the community. In January, MTA hosts the Driver of the Year Banquet, and one of the twelve nominees is selected by a panel of judges including Dan Drexler, Division Administrator for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Captain Matt SokolMinnesota State Patrol; and Ward Briggs, Director of MN/DOT's Office of Motor Carrier Services. 

The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) is a non-profit trade association representing 700 member-trucking companies and allied firms from across the state. Its mission is to serve as the voice for a safe and successful Minnesota trucking industry. It does so by developing innovative and research-based policies that promote highway safety, educating policymakers and the public about the essential role that trucking plays in the economy, and promoting responsible policies that advance the trucking industry's environmental goals.

A&E Dairy Des Moines
On Sunday, January 25 our members from any dairy in Des Moines Iowa had their proposal meeting for their upcoming contract.

These members had a long hard fought battle last time and it doesn't look to be much different this time.

They stood strong and got a good contract. They will be back at the table before you know it.
January Meeting Notice
Teamsters Denounce Omnibus Bill
December Meeting Notice
Local 120 Election Results

The Ballots have all been counted and the results are posted below. Congratulations to The Erickson-Wedebrand Moving Forward Slate.

Important Notice
November General Membership Meeting
New Office Hours All Locations

Please be advised that effective Monday, November 3, 2014 the new office hours for the Blaine, Dubuque and Sioux Falls locations will be Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.!  The new hours are to be posted at each location effective immediately.



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