IFDA announces inaugural class of Truck Driver Hall of Fame

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) announced the 26 inductees for the inaugural class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame.

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, this program casts a spotlight on the industry’s top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. To be eligible for the IFDA Hall of Fame, the driver must have at least 25 years with no chargeable accidents and may not have any moving violations within the previous five years prior to nomination.

Inductees are:

•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—40 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

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