IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame honors the execptional careers

and contributions of hard-working professional drivers

TDC_HOF_LOGO_150w.pngSince its inception, IFDA has worked tirelessly with its member companies to promote a culture of safety. In addition to the annual IFDA Truck Driving Championship, the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame program casts a spotlight on the industry's top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. 
 
“We’re proud to honor the exceptional careers and contributions of these hard-working professionals,” says Mark Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “We understand that highly skilled drivers are the heart of our industry, ensuring a safe and efficient food supply for professional kitchens across the country.”
 
This is your company’s opportunity to celebrate and honor your drivers and let them know just how much their tireless commitment to excellence means to the foodservice distribution industry. Being inducted into the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor. It doesn't begin and end with a simple recognition, rather our winners will be part of the IFDA community and celebrated throughout the year.

There are over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers currently on the road but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service are eligible for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. Watch the video above to find out more about this program.
 

Download and submit nomination forms for the 2019 class today!

To be eligible for the IFDA Hall of Fame, the driver must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA Member Company with no chargeable accidents over that timeframe. They may not have any moving violations within the 5 years prior to the nomination.
 
To nominate a deserving individual who fits the criteria attached, please complete and submit the attached nomination form to Grace Hong at ghong@ifdaonline.org or fax 703-880-7117 by COB Friday, May 31. Winners will be notified the mid-June and honored at the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference at a special general session award ceremony on the morning of October 29th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
 
If you have any questions, please contact either Brian Lynch, VP of Industry Relations.

 
Download Nomination Forms
 
 
 

2018 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees


The 2018 class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame was honored onstage at the IFDA Distributions Solutions Conference on October 30, 2018.

The class of 2018 has a total of 872 years behind the wheel with an average length of service of 33.5 years. How do your drivers stack up?

David Abbott
Nicholas and Company, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
35 Years of Service
 
Michael Berndt
Upper Lakes Foods Inc.
Cloquet, MN
30 Years of Service
 
Jack Bowman
Orrell's Foodservice, Inc.
Linwood, NC
29 Years of Service

Coy Breeden
Reinhart Foodservice LLC
Knoxville, TN
45 Years of Service
 
Alfredo Cardenaz
Ben E. Keith Co.
San Antonio, TX
25 Years of Service

Craig Creech
Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
Cincinnati, OH
45 Years of Service
 
Robert Ehrmann
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Sturtevant, WI
35 Years of Service
 
Leslie Fisher
Performance Food Group Customized Distribution
Lebanon, TN
30 Years of Service
 
Neil Hammargren
Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc.
Cedar Falls, IA
30 Years of Service
 
Kevin Heberlein
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
31 Years of Service

Walter Houtz
Shamrock Foods Company
Phoenix, AZ
40 Years of Service
 
Keevil Ide
Suisan Company, Limited
Hilo, HI
39 Years of Service

Michael Jones
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
41 Years of Service
 

Dave Kibler
US Foods
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service
 
Rocky Kopp
US Foods
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service
 
James Mashburn
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
32 Years of Service
 
Glen McEachern
Merchants Foodservice
Hattiesburg, MS
27 Years of Service
 
Mark (Tony) Miller
Stanz Foodservice, Inc.
South Bend, IN
31 Years of Service

Bud Norris
US Foods
Albuquerque, NM
26 Years of Service
 
Dean Olson
Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
La Crosse, WI
36 Years of Service
 
William (Billy) Overstreet
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Orlando, FL
40 Years of Service
 
Maxie Owens
Performance Food Group Customized Distribution
Gainesville, FL
25 Years of Service
 
Timothy Palkovic
Curtze Food Service
Erie, PA
41 Years of Service
 
Keith Schluter
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
31 Years of Service
 
Bryan Simmons
Shamrock Foods Company
Phoenix, AZ
30 Years of Service
 
Brad Stelk
Shamrock Foods Company
Commerce City, CO
34 Years of Service