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51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

Wyatt has been a driver for 51 years, logging nearly 5 million miles without a crash. The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial motor vehicle driver, distinguishing themselves conspicuously and beyond the normal call of duty through the achievement of safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction for an extended period of time.

Schneider noted that Wyatt is a willing ambassador for the company and the industry, the carrier noted when it nominated him for the award. It also noted that Wyatt is willing to share his expertise and tips o help other drivers be safe and successful.

“When I first started driving, I was nervous and didn't want to mess up. Each year that went by, though, I banked the things I learned and I kept going – and I kept learning,” said Wyatt. “After this many years on the road, I just know what I have to do and I do it. God blessed me with a natural talent and love for driving, and for that I am thankful.”

Wyatt is Schneider's most decorated driver and is the only driver in the company's history to receive the 40-year Consecutive Safe Year Driving Award and the 4 Million Safe Miles Award. He is also the Schneider Haul of Fame's inaugural inductee.

Wyatt will be presented with the award at the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sept. 19, 2016 in Little Rock, Ark.

“We, at CVSA, cannot be more proud to announce Bob Wyatt as this year's winner of the International Driver Excellence Award,” said CVSA President Maj. Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police. “We are so impressed by his spotless record of 51 years of safe driving, his unwavering, long-term commitment to public safety, his proactive approach to growth and learning, and his willingness to engage with leadership to be a catalyst for industry improvement. We are truly honored to select Bob Wyatt to receive the 2016 International Driver Excellence Award.”

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