Updated: February 7, 2013 6:07AM
Sam “Duke” Holder, of Park Forest, recently was recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 43 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer, association officials said.
Holder has been driving professionally for years and hauls chemicals.
The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free years while operating a commercial vehicle.
Safe driving awards are available to all eligible OOIDA members who qualify based upon the number of years for which the member has operated a commercial vehicle without being involved in a preventable accident.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. It was established in 1973 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.
The association has more than 151,000 members from all 50 states and Canada.
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