Dalton—A veteran truck driver for Shaw Industries, Agustin “Augie” Tamayo, was inducted into the National Private Truck Council/Omnitracs Driver Hall of Fame. Shaw said it will hold a private award ceremony for Tamayo in the coming weeks to celebrate the milestone.
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is the national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing private motor carrier fleets. In order for a driver to qualify for the NPTC/Omnitracs Driver Hall of Fame, he or she must have a minimum of 20 years, 3 million miles or 50,000 hours of consecutive driving without a preventable accident. Since the NPTC/Omnitracs Driver Hall of Fame’s inception in 1987, only 136 drivers have been inducted into the group, Shaw said.
“Our people are, without question, our greatest asset,” said Tim Baucom, president and chief executive officer, Shaw Industries. “Our Shaw truck drivers are often the face of our company to our customers and we couldn’t be the service leader we are today without drivers like Augie.”
According to the company, Tamayo has driven more than 5.3 million miles in his career with 4.3 million of those miles achieved during his career at Shaw Industries. Throughout Tamayo’s 36-year career with the company, he has never had a chargeable accident or moving violation, the company said.
“Augie’s professionalism and commitment to safety is unmatched,” said Kevin O’Meara, vice president of integrated supply chain, Shaw Industries. “We’re honored he’s chosen to build his impressive career with Shaw and congratulate him on this monumental achievement.”
According to Shaw, Tamayo’s recognition and induction into the NPTC/Omnitracs Driver Hall of Fame is a testament to the company and its associates’ continued commitment to workplace safety.