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The IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame honors the exceptional careers

and contributions of hard-working professional drivers.


Since 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 casts a spotlight on the industry's top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. 

“The foodservice distribution industry has a tradition of excellent and safe drivers, but these professionals are truly exceptional,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “We are grateful to have skilled drivers of this caliber in our industry, ensuring a safe and efficient food supply for professional kitchens across the country.”

Being inducted into the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor. 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. To be eligible, 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 five years before the nomination. 

To nominate a deserving individual who fits the criteria, please complete and submit the nomination application online by Monday, March 16. Winners and Nominators will be notified in mid-April. Winners will be honored at the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference, the industry's premier event, October 26-28 at the Tampa Convention Center.

                2019 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees

Kenny Albrecht
Nicholas and Company
Salt Lake City, UT
30 Years of Service
 
James Altom
McLane Foodservice - Arlington
Arlington, TX
35 Years of Service
 
Sebastian Aoys
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Percy Ardoin
US Foods – Houston
Houston, TX
27 Years of Service
 
Alvin Armwood
McLane Foodservice - Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount, NC
40 Years of Service
 
Ronald Arnold
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
42 Years of Service
 
William “Dan” Ashby
Performance Foodservice - Thoms Proestler
Rock Island, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Phillip Bachor
US Foods - Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
28 Years of Service
 
William Banks
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Hugh Bayne
Merchants Grocery Company
Culpeper, VA
36 Years of Service
 
Dennis Bennett
Gordon Food Service
Wyoming, MI
38 Years of Service
 
Ryszard Borowik
Reinhart Foodservice - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
31 Years of Service
 
William “Ray” Boruff
US Foods - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
26 Years of Service
 
Richard Brann
Sysco - Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
25 Years of Service
 
Ricky Breneman
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
28 Years of Service
 
Ronald Burton
Performance Foodservice - Somerset
Somerset, KY
32 Years of Service
 
Ronald “Ronnie” Cheney
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
27 Years of Service
 
Steven Clark
McLane Foodservice - Houston
Houston, TX
29 Years of Service

Joseph Cmolik
Northern Haserot
Oakwood Village, OH
34 Years of Service
 
Anthony Colasanti
McLane Foodservice - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
30 Years of Service
 
Danial Curtis
Eby-Brown Company
Naperville, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Scott Dills
Reinhart Foodservice - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
27 Years of Service
 
Daniel Easton
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
26 Years of Service
 
James “Scott” Edwards
Performance Foodservice - North Center
Augusta, ME
34 Years of Service
 
David Elliott
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
26 Years of Service
 
Glenn Fisher
US Foods - Altoona
Altoona, PA
27 Years of Service
 
Robert “Andy” Fitzgerald
US Foods – Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
27 Years of Service
 
Victor Flores
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Joe Frias
Performance Food Group – Vistar Northern California
Livermore, CA
25 Years of Service
 
Gaylen Giffin
US Foods - Altoona
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service

Robert Hagerman
Performance Foodservice - Thoms Proestler
Rock Island, IL
28 Years of Service
 
Gene Harman
Performance Foodservice - Missouri
Springfield, MO
30 Years of Service

Richard Holloway
Performance Foodservice - Hickory
Hickory, NC
30 Years of Service
 
James Janssen
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
30 Years of Service

Larry “Denver” Jiles
US Foods - Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
38 Years of Service
 
Steven Jones
Dot Transportation
Mount Sterling, IL
26 Years of Service

Mark Kaukini
Suisan Company
Hilo, HI
26 Years of Service
 
Jeff Krupp
Northern Haserot
Oakwood Village, OH
30 Years of Service
 
Rick Lane
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
42 Years of Service
 
Robert “Bob” Linow
Henry's Foods
Alexandria, MN
29 Years of Service
 
Jose Lopez
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
26 Years of Service
 
Roger Lusk
US Foods - Lubbock
Lubbock, TX
40 Years of Service
 
Michael Mabry
McLane Foodservice - Riverside
Riverside, CA
28 Years of Service
 
Billy Martin
Performance Foodservice - Hickory
Hickory, NC
31 Years of Service
 
Eddie Martinez
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
25 Years of Service
 
John McInerney
Reinhart Foodservice - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
31 Years of Service
 
Michael McNabb
Reinhart Foodservice - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
31 Years of Service
 
Robert Miller
Shamrock Foods - Southern California
Eastvale, CA
28 Years of Service
 
Randy Morris
McLane Foodservice - Portland
Portland, OR
29 Years of Service
 
Michael Muehlfelt
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
26 Years of Service
 
Bradford Nooney
Performance Foodservice - Springfield
Springfield, MA
30 Years of Service
 
Jeffrey O'Neill Sr
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
33 Years of Service
 
Terry Osborne
Eby-Brown Company
Naperville, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Milomir “Butch” Palic
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
30 Years of Service

Donald Phelps
Reinhart Foodservice - Black River Produce
Rosemont, IL
27 Years of Service
 
Jason Pierce
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
27 Years of Service
 
Donald Raabe
Gordon Food Service
Wyoming, MI
40 Years of Service
 
Wesley Raber
Eby-Brown Company
Springfield, OH
25 Years of Service
 
Bernard Rock
Reinhart Foodservice – Marshall
Marshall, MN
28 Years of Service
 
Ronald Rodych
Gordon Food Service - Canada
Winnipeg, MB
30 Years of Service
 
Steven Rouse
Reinhart Foodservice - Shawano
Shawano, WI
28 Years of Service
 
Gregory Shafer
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
33 Years of Service
 
Philip Trejo
Shamrock Foods - Colorado
Commerce City, CO
28 Years of Service
 
Robert White
Performance Foodservice - Ellenbee
Fairfield, OH
31 Years of Service
 
Ronald Wilkins
Reinhart Foodservice - Black River Produce
Rosemont, IL
33 Years of Service
 
William "Billy" Wilkinson
Ben E. Keith Co.
Fort Worth, TX
33 Years of Service
 
Curt Young
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
27 Years of Service
 

                2018 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees


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