Pilot Flying J celebrated the unsung heroes of our nation’s roadways – the professional drivers that keep our country moving – with the sixth annual Road Warrior contest. Read more details on past winners below.
Timothy joined the Big G Express team 15 years ago. Over the years, he has driven more than 1.9 million accident-free miles delivering freight. In the last four years, Timothy has raised more than $30,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through an annual motorcycle ride he created. He is also an ATA American Road Team Captain, presenting about safety across the nation, and is a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), serving as the president of his chapter for the last five years.
Rodney entered the trucking industry in April 2016. Since then, he has been adamant about supporting and bettering his family, specifically his son, Jahmar, who is autistic. He consistently puts 30 percent of his net income into an account for Jahmar so that he can be financially taken care of in the future. In his short career as a professional truck driver, Rodney has received several awards for safe driving, outstanding work conduct and miles driven. He's also passed every inspection from DOT and local law enforcement.
Bill has been a professional truck driver for 28 years, currently working for Carbon Express. One of his greatest achievements has been serving as a Trucker Buddy for 22 years – teaching young students about the vital necessity of trucking in the nation. Bill is an ATA American Road Team Captain and was also a finalist this year for the National Tank Truck Carriers' Professional Driver of the Year Award. He also took third place in the 2019 Illinois Truck Driving Championship in the Tank Division. Before entering the trucking industry, Bill served the country in the United States Marine Corps.
When her parents passed away over 30 years ago, Victoria made it her mission to turn her job at UPS into a career so that she could provide for her eight siblings. She began working at UPS as a part-time car washer to help support her family and pay for her college education. She graduated with her degree and remained with UPS, working her way up to be the first female in South Texas to become a feeder driver for UPS. Her family is proud of her for being "a fierce woman and an outstanding employee for UPS," and recognizes Victoria as a hardworking, caring, giving, loyal and strong individual. Nominated by her family, Victoria is a true Road Warrior both on the road and at home. "With her heart of gold, there are no limits with what she is capable of doing to bring joy, a piece of mind and love to anyone who crosses her path."
Bob has been a professional driver for over 47 years. He is involved in numerous
trucking charities and even helped
found "Truckers United for Charities." He also volunteers his time serving on
After achieving over 1 million miles with Melton Truck Lines, James became an
Ambassador of the Road for Melton and
serves as a mentor to other drivers. James is a veteran and volunteers to drive his
wrapped veteran truck in the
Tulsa Veterans Day Parade each year. He also makes an annual trip to St. Jude
Children's Hospital to volunteer and
spend Survivors Day with his daughter.