2013 Top Dog Award
Sandra Willis, a local driver for Sain & Heavner Trucking Co. in Vale, received the 2013 Top Dog Award on May 21 and was awarded $12,500 by Karen Sain and Tim Coughlin, President and CEO of TLC Companies. Willis has been participating in the Top Dog contest for years and has received other quarterly awards. This year, she was randomly selected from a group of drivers from across the country who met strict qualifications, including a clean-driving record, no motor vehicle accidents and no worker’s compensation claims during the contest year. Willis began her driving career in the late 1970s because she had respect for the truck driver. Unfortunately, other obligations cut her career short, but she returned to the transportation industry in 2004 and was hired as a local driver for Sain & Heavner in 2012. She is an inspiration to her co-workers and proves that no matter what life may throw at you, there is a reason for everything, company officials said. Willis believes in the Top Dog Award Program and encourages other drivers to play along. Her future plans include some relaxation time and an Hawaiian cruise. The 2014 Top Dog Program kicked off April 1, and the Grand Prize Award this year will be changing from $12,500 to $10,000. However, TLC has added 10 additional awards worth $250 each quarter for drivers who complete 3 quizzes and are injury and accident free. All registered drivers get $20 just for completing 1 quiz once per quarter, company officials said. Individuals must complete and submit one quiz by July 1 to be eligible to win. For questions, call (877) 248-8360, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tlccompanies.com.
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