Richard Hazel honored as Driver of the month for January 2016

Richard Hazel honored as MTS Corporate Driver of the month for January 2016

Martin Transportation Systems wishes to congratulate Richard Hazel from our Lansing, MI terminal as Corporate Driver of the Month for January 2016!

Untitled-1In his recommendation, Lansing Terminal Manager Arther Scott stated, “Richard runs OTR out of Lansing to Laredo weekly. When he comes back off the road, he always stops in to say hello and to see if he can help out locally with any runs.  Richard has been with MTS since March of 2007 and is a great asset to the Company.”


For the month of January he averaged:

Metric MTS Requirement Actual Difference
Fuel Economy 6.5 7.36 -.86
Over RPM % 0.20% 0.03% .17
Long Idle % 40% .88% 39.12%

Other finalists who are named Terminal Driver of the Month for January include:

  • Leonel Rios – Indianapolis, IN
  • Melvin Dowless – Grand Prairie, TX
  • Joshua Lubben – Byron Center, MI
  • Michael Swartz – Marshall, MI
  • Frank Fischer – Port Huron, MI
  • Dennis Hale – Spring Hill, TN
  • Gamal Ahmed – Coldwater, MI
  • Brian Wheeler – Springfield, IL
  • Luis Garcia– Laredo, TX
  • Kenneth Hampton – Geneseo, IL
  • Michael Smith – Bean Station, TN
  • Paul Holland – Windsor, ON
  • Paul Wilhelmi – Toledo, OH
  • Thomas Anderson – Kansas City, KS
  • Leonard Mitchell – Burton, MI
  • Matthew Thomas – Lima, OH
  • Jeffery Jones – Bertrand, MO
  • James Hough – Belvidere, IL


These drivers will receive a Driver of the Month certificate, and will still be eligible in the coming months to win Corporate Driver of the Month, as long as they continue to meet the criteria.   Criteria for Driver of the Month includes fuel mileage, truck operation statistics, no CSA points, no tickets, no accidents, no log issues, no injuries, no customer complaints, no SpeedGauge issues, attitude, truck upkeep, and no at-fault late loads.

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