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April 22, 2022 5:12 PM, EDT

MTA Honors Autumn Transport’s Jerry Stephens as Driver of the Year

MinnesotaFrom left to right: Hausladen, Stephens, Minnesota State Patrol Captain Jon Olsen, FMCSA's Matt Marrin. (Minnesota Trucking Association)

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The Minnesota Trucking Association honored Jerry Stephens of Autumn Transport as Driver of the Year for 2021.

Stephens has driven for Autumn for 16 years and comes from a family with strong ties to the industry.

“Being a truck driver means the world to me,” Stephens said. “Not only do I get to do the job I love, but I get to carry on the family tradition.”

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Throughout the entire year, drivers are nominated by their companies and one driver is chosen each month to be the Driver of the Month. One of the 12 nominees is then selected as Driver of the Year by a panel of judges for their outstanding driving and work record.

“This award is a great way to honor the best in our industry,” said John Hausladen, MTA president. “Driving safe is no easy task, especially when you take into consideration his daily driving conditions like congestion, driver distractions and the added challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Having over 3.6 million safe driving miles is an outstanding accomplishment.”

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