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IFDA Announces the 2023 Class of the Truck Driver Hall of Fame

JUNE 9, 2023

Record number of professional drivers to be inducted to the 2023 class of the Truck Driver Hall of Fame

MCLEAN, VA – The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) today announced 87 inductees for the 2023 class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. The program casts a spotlight on the industry’s top drivers for their outstanding service and safety records. This program is reflective of the industry’s commitment to a culture of safety.

The 2023 class is the largest in IFDA’s history. It includes drivers from 13 companies, 10 of the professionals have been driving for more than 40 years, and one driver has 48 years of service. The class includes the first female inductee in the history of IFDA’s Truck Driver Hall of Fame.

“It’s an honor to recognize these hardworking professionals who play a vital role in our economy and way of life,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “Our drivers have dedicated their careers to ensure the safe delivery of food and products to the kitchens, shelves, and pantries of our nation’s restaurants, schools, hotels, hospitals, entertainment venues, military bases, and other public service institutions.”

Over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers are currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service qualify for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. To be eligible, the driver must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA member company with no chargeable accidents during that timeframe and may not have any moving violations within the last five years.

Click here for the complete list of 2023 inductees.

The 2023 class will be honored at IFDA’s Solutions Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, September 11-13.

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $350 billion foodservice distribution industry. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. daily. For more information, visit