CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 10, 2019 — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to congratulate Remy Braun of D&D Sexton, Inc., for being awarded the 2019 ATA Driver of the Year.
“We congratulate him on being recognized for this prestigious Driver of The Year Award,” stated Craig Bennett, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing at Utility. “Remy Braun has set a high standard that others in the industry should emulate. This national recognition is a tremendous follow up to having been awarded the 2018 Missouri Driver of the Year.”
Mr. Braun has invested over 33 years in the trucking industry. From 1984-1992, Mr. Braun worked as a Motor Transport Operator in the Army. After his military service, he has driven for D&D Sexton, Inc. for 21 years and has impressively accumulated 2.8 million accident-free miles. He has made 21 state appearances and three appearances at the National Truck Driving Championships and was nominated by the Missouri Trucking Association.
Candidates are selected from a pool of exceptional state Drivers of the Year submitted by state trucking associations. Each candidate’s qualifications are reviewed by a panel of judges. The field of nominees is narrowed down to a group of finalists who are judged by a panel comprised of members from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and law enforcement representatives, who selects the award winner.
“D&D Sexton, Inc. has been a client of ours since 1989,” said Estel Brackett, President of Ozark Utility, a family-owned and operated Utility dealer serving the Missouri area. “And Remy is an example of the quality service they deliver to their customers. He is serious about excellence and his record of delivering all his loads 100% on time is unsurpassed.”
About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE®, 4000S®, and 4000AE® Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.