ABF Freight Driver Named 2018 Virginia Truck Driver of the Year

The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) has chosen an ABF Freight® driver as the 2018 Virginia Truck Driver of the Year.

David Boyer, an ABF Freight road driver based in Wytheville, Virginia, was named Truck Driver of the Year during the VTA’s annual Safety and Human Resources Conference, held March 19-20 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

“David is a dedicated professional who serves as an excellent role model,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “All of us at ABF Freight are very proud of David and what he does for ABF and for our industry.”

Boyer has been a professional driver for 44 years, the last 39 with ABF Freight. In 2016, he was honored with the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Transportation Safety Award. Boyer is an America’s Road Team Captain (2012-2011) and twice has earned recognition as a member of the ABF Freight Road Team (2010-2011, 2008-2009).

He has received the 2 Million Mile Safe Driving Award, the 1 Million Mile Safe Driving Award, 35-year Safety Performance Plaque and 30-Year Safe Driving Ring among other safety awards. Boyer also participates annually in the Mid-Atlantic Charity Fun Drive benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association and God’s Pit Crew, a program that provides aid during disaster relief efforts.

ABF Freight driver David Boyer named 2018 Virginia Truck Driver of the Year