Fundamental Underwriters Names Driver of the Year

LANSING, Mich., April 16, 2024 ~ As the commercial trucking industry continues to prioritize safety, one driver has stood out among the rest. Walter Salas, a professional driver for Pennsylvania-based Magnolia Logistics, has been named the 2021 Driver of the Year by Fundamental Underwriters.

This prestigious award is given annually to drivers who not only have an exemplary driving record, but also demonstrate strong leadership and contribute to a positive safety culture within their organization. Salas has certainly met these criteria, earning high praise from his colleagues and superiors.

Jim Daulerio, executive vice president of Operations and Risk at Magnolia Logistics and H&H Transportation, spoke highly of Salas, stating that he takes each day and load with professionalism and handles any situation with ease. Daulerio also noted that Salas is a valuable asset to the company and represents them well as a professional driver.

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Salas' impressive driving record speaks for itself - he has maintained an accident-free record and has had no negative Department of Transportation roadside inspections. He joined Magnolia Logistics in 2005 and brings two decades of experience to his role. In addition to his safe driving skills, Salas is also a Certified Driver Trainer and serves on the Accident Review Board. He is known for being a leader among his fellow drivers and frequently assists them with their work.

Kelly Fusner, president of Specialty Lines at AF Group, emphasized the importance of safety in commercial trucking and commended Salas for his performance in this area. Despite delivering to over 325 stores in the heavily trafficked Northeast region, Salas maintains a positive attitude and consistently prioritizes safety.

Fundamental Underwriters is proud to recognize Walter Salas as its 2021 Driver of the Year. His commitment to safety serves as an inspiration to others in the industry and sets an example for all professional drivers.
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