Valley Cartage team members responded enthusiastically to this year’s Minnesota Trucking Association Safety Council Trucks & Toys Campaign. Employees at Valley Cartage’s Hudson, WI terminal and the Lake Elmo, MN Supply Chain Logistics facility brought in new, unwrapped toys which were delivered by Valley employees to the MTA offices for distribution to charities serving the needs of less fortunate families.
For more than 15 years the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) has been collecting and distributing toys to less fortunate children throughout Minnesota. In 2012, more than 3,000 children received toys through the MTA’s Trucks and Toys campaign. MTA members also collect cash donations which are used to purchase more toys.
Scott Dingman, MTA Driver of the Month for November, 2013
St. Cloud terminal professional driver Scott Dingman has been selected as the Minnesota Trucking Association’s (MTA) November 2013 Driver of the Month. Scott was nominated by Valley Cartage because of his elite leadership in safety and the high level of professionalism he has displayed. Also, Scott has an excellent driving record with over 1.5 million accident free miles.
As an MTA Driver of the Month, Scott will be one of 12 drivers entered in the 2013 Driver of the Year competition. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will then choose the annual winner. Scott and the other monthly winners will be honored at the annual Driver of the Year Awards Banquet held in January 2014.
A 7 year veteran with Valley Cartage, Scott has been driving professionally since 1977. Scott says “I would watch the trucks go past our house when I was growing up. I knew it was something I wanted to do.”. Wayne Grabowski, Safety Director at Valley Cartage, says, “Scott is always professional with his customers, helpful with HazMat issues and fills out his paperwork properly and neatly.”
A hearty congratulations goes out to Scott on this well deserved honor!