Clopay® Driver Named Ohio Trucking Association “Driver of the Year”
Nicholas “Nick” Delzeith, a 27-year driver for Clopay Transportation Company, was named Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) 2020 “Driver of the Year” at the annual awards banquet held in April.
Nick is the third Clopay driver to win this prestigious award, which recognizes experience, safety, and service in the industry.
Each year, Ohio Trucking Association members representing 500 trucking companies are invited to nominate their safest drivers for the “Driver of the Year” award. Twelve finalists are chosen from a field of excellent nominees by a panel of judges representing the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Drivers are evaluated on the following criteria: total miles driven; equipment driven; years with present employer and total years driving; details of preventable and non-preventable accidents; and participation in industry activities and community service.
Delzeith has been a professional truck driver for 38 years and has driven over 3.8 million safe miles. He has been a recipient of the Clopay Safe Driving Award for over 20 years, won the Wayne McGreevey Driver of the Year Award in 2014, and is a 6-time OTA Driver of the Year finalist.
He also serves on the Clopay Transportation Continuous Improvement Committee and is a driver trainer.