Each year, Ruan honorsour finest professional drivers with the Driver of the Year program. The finalists, along with a guest, are invited to our corporate office in Des Moines, IA, for an award ceremony and other events. The winner of the 2014 Driver of the Year was Tony Roper, who operates out of T561 in Muscatine, IA. Not only has he been with Ruan for almost 25 years, Roper has logged more than 2 million miles in his trucking career.
Roper and his wife greatly enjoyed visiting Ruan’s corporate office in Des Moines and, most of all, meeting all the other drivers and their guests. Along with the title, Roper received a trophy and cash prize. He said he felt honored to be named the 2014 Driver of the year.
“The main thing I learned is if you’re always safe and cautious, it pays off in the end,” said Roper.
Roper continues to provide exemplary service hauling furniture for our dedicated customer HNI. He advises fellow drivers who are hoping for the Drive of the Year title to always prioritize safety and customer satisfaction.
“Always be courteous to your customers and always be as safe as you can,” Roper said.
When he’s off the road, Roper enjoys spending time with his wife and grandson.