Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) Presents Eight Master Truck Driver Awards
Eight professional truck drivers for Genova Products, Inc., a plumbing and building materials manufacturer, were presented with the IMTA’s Certified Master Truck Driver (MTD) award at their annual safety meeting at the Ramada Inn on E. Washington Center Road. This brings the number of certified MTDs, from IMTA members, to 1,134. The MTD program recognizes the trucking industry’s top professional drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through safety, professionalism, and service. Only 2% of CDL holders in Indiana will ever meet the qualifications to be certified as a Master Truck Driver. When you see the Master Truck Driver logo you know you are sharing the road with a driver who has an outstanding safety record.

To be nominated and subsequently certified as a Master Truck Driver an individual must have either one million accident-free miles or ten years of accident-free driving, be violation free for the past three years, have a record of educational or community service activities, and be employed by an
IMTA member company. These Master Truck Drivers represent 29.5 million miles and 219 years of safe drive on our Hoosier and national highways and byways. The IMTA commends them for the dedication to their profession and for Moving America Forward!

Driver’s Name # Years Driving Years Accident Free and miles

Ron Putteet 38 35 3,800,000 Decatur
Mike Rhoades 40 35 4,100,000 North Manchester
Kent Eichhorn 37 32 3,700,000 Decatur
Don Dohm 44 22 3,900,000 Fort Wayne
Mike Moore 32 18 3,900,000 New Haven
David Mason 40 24 4,000,000 Ossian
Greg Malott 33 30 3,500,000 Montpelier
Hugh Hiner 25 23 2,600,000 Angola

About the IMTA
The Indiana Motor Truck Association is a highly respected association that strives to serve, represent and promote the interests of the trucking industry by enhancing its image, efficiency and productivity through its focus on safety and advocacy. Founded in 1934, the IMTA has continuously
offered safety programs through its Safety & Maintenance Council, including distracted driving education, advocacy at both the state and federal levels, networking opportunities, and free consultations for its members. For additional information, visit The IMTA would like to thank IMTA member, Stay Metrics, (South Bend, IN) for sponsoring the recognition kits given to driver when they receive their Master Truck Driver Certification. Their support of this program allows carrier members to nominate eligible drivers at no cost to their company.

POSTED: 05/02/19 at 5:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News