Without Dedicated Men & Women behind our 18 Wheelers, every industry and every family would be negatively impacted.

These “Heroes of the Highway” transport much needed food, medical supplies, household goods and parts to factories and stores to Keep America Rolling.

We are grateful for all these heroes behind the wheel who enhance our lives and quality of life, while not asking for the spotlight. In 2022, Fox 40 is Saluting these men and women in the transportation industry who work long, lonely hours to maintain the supply chain and drive the economy.

Keep Truckin’. We thank you!

Maria Rodriquez

Maria Rodriquez

Maria Rodriquez has been with NFI for 3 months and went through the 8-week training program. Maria decided to make a career change and join the trucking industry back in 2021. She attended trucking school for 6 months and started with NFI right out of sch

Tom Woods

Tom Woods

Anheuser Busch Local division: Tom has been with NFI for 8 1/2 years & he has been driving for 24 years. Tom started at the Anheuser Busch account in Baldwinsville, NY right after NFI was awarded the contract in 2013. Tom started off as a regional driver

Dave Brooks

Dave Brooks

Sysco Regional division: Dave has been with NFI for 14 years, and he has been driving for 27 years. Dave started at OTR position with NFI and then transferred to another account to have a more set schedule and be home 3 nights a week. He transferred to se

Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis

Anheuser Busch Long-haul division: Mary has been with NFI for 8 years & she has been driving for 20 years. She is also the longest running woman on this account. Mary has been a driver trainer for 7 years. She mentors new drivers that have less than 6 mon

Sammy Brewster

Sammy Brewster

"I just completed my 15th year at ABF and hope to have many more years here to finish my career! I started driving as a line-haul driver in January of 1989 but came to ABF Freight in March of 2006 at the Atlanta, GA 086 service center. So many memorable m

Tony Spero

Tony Spero

"I have been a driver with ABF Freight for over 32 years since May of 1989 on the same route for my entire career through West Chester County, New York. My favorite memories over the years have been the truck driver championships, friends, and customers I

Nate McCarty

Nate McCarty

"I wish the public knew about trucking driving because behind every wheel of every truck is a person with valuable life and a great story. We are mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, neighbors, and veterans that all want to get safely home to our love

Ernie Wood

Ernie Wood

"I have been a city driver in the Green Mountain State for 18 years and am proud to work from the ABF Brattleboro Vermont service center! I have a combined total of almost 31 years in the freight industry. I am working towards my Silver Safe driving award

Albert Shaulis

Albert Shaulis

Al started with Frito-Lay in 2008 and is a member of its local policy team at Kirkwood. In 2019, he started delivering for Wreaths Across America.

Joe Hajala

Joe Hajala

Joe has been driving at Frito-Lay since 1991 (31 years). Throughout his time at Frito-Lay Joe has driven nearly 2 Million Safe Miles! Joe retired from the Army National Guard in 2018 as a Staff Sergeant. While working at Frito-Lay he was deployed twice.

Louis Hartman

Louis Hartman

Louis has been driving for Frito-Lay since 1989 (33 years) and is our longest standing safety captain. Throughout his time at Frito-Lay, Louis has driven more than 2 Million Safe Miles and has never had an accident.

Zach Szczechowicz

Zach Szczechowicz

Zach started with Frito-Lay early in 2021 as a part time dispatcher on the weekends. He decided in late 2021 to get his CDL and became our first internal promote driver. He started his on the road training with our dedicated training team in December.

Erik Tummelson

Erik Tummelson

Erik Tummelson always wanted to drive trucks when he was a kid.  In 1989, Erik joined the U.S. Air Force and was a F-15 Crew Chief specializing in maintaining and servicing aircraft from all branches of the Military.

Dale Deremer

Dale Deremer

Dale Deremer started his driving career by picking up milk from local farms and, in 1997, he began moving trailers around a sawmill. He realized how much he loved trucking and he’s been doing it since.

Kris Gathright

Kris Gathright

Kris was in the Air Force as a Security Forces member (i.e., MP) from 2005 – 2015. While he was in Afghanistan on a Physical Readiness Training mission, he was driving a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle for the first time and was hit with an IED

Zila Hurlburt

Zila Hurlburt

In July 2020, Zila joined NAPA Transportation with over 20 years of driving experience and earned NAPA’s Driver of the Month recognition just 4 months later.  When she’s not driving, Zila enjoys gardening and walking with her husband and their two cats.