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Trucker named Driver of the Year 2021 by insurance company

An Alabama trucker has been honored by a major insurance company.

Fundamental Underwriters, a division of AF Group and a specialty general insurer with expertise in commercial auto insurance, recently named Richard Lewis of Mobile, Alabama-based, Wright Transportation as its 2021 Driver of the Year.

Richard Lewis (left) with Dan O’Brien, Head of Loss Control at Fundamental Underwriters.The award is given annually to drivers in the commercial trucking industry with an exemplary driving record, who demonstrate strong leadership and make significant contributions to a positive safety culture within their organization, according to a statement. of the insurance company.

Lewis, who joined Wright Transportation in 2010, has since traveled more than 1.5 million miles safely and, in 2021, received accolades for his efforts to help Wright manage supply chain issues that arise. are produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I can’t say enough good things about Richard,” said Daniel Wright, president of Wright Transportation. “From the smile on his face to his daily safety practices, he leaves his mark that day. He leads by example, not words, and I’m very happy that Richard is Fundamental’s Driver of the Year. Underwriters.”

Underscoring the importance of this award, Abel Travis, Vice President of Fundamental Underwriters, said, “Our Driver of the Year award was created to recognize outstanding safety achievements by drivers insured by Fundamental Underwriters. Richard’s accomplishments at Wright Transportation illustrate a commitment to safety. this is unprecedented, and we are very pleased to recognize his efforts with this award.”

Since its inception in 1999, Wright Transportation has grown from five trucks to over 200, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing carriers in the region.