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John Ashley – Candidate for Driver of the Year

John Ashley

  • Fourth Quarter 2014, Jim Doering Award of Excellence
  • Candidate for Driver of the Year to be awarded Saturday, December 13, 2014

How many ways can you say goodbye?  Well, if you want to try to outdo John, you are on your own.  John’s smile stretches to each ear and his ears are always willing to listen.  John wants everyone to do their best and if he can give you a boost, he will.  Some would say the old ‘shirt off your back’ phrase was written because of John.

John’s nominator adds, “Whenever I see John, his truck looks great!  He takes care of the equipment he pulls and uses load locks, sweeps and seals his trailers.  He has always treated me very well and been friendly.  He is a very professional driver.  He definitely represents Kottke well.”

We asked John to share his feelings of this award and his start in trucking. john3

“I feel very honored to receive the Jim Doering award. First, because it bears the name of a man I knew and respected. Second, because the nomination comes from fellow drivers, who share the road with me and know what it’s like out there. It makes it easier being with a company that appreciates and understands the drivers. I don’t feel like just a number.

“As a youngster all I ever wanted to do was drive. My first job when I was sixteen was driving a van delivering wedding cakes for a local baker. And now I get to drive the big trucks. Thank you and keep on truckin’,” Ashley said.

Rest assured, we’ll keep on truckin’.  Thanks for being part of our company for all these years.

This concludes the four finalists for the Driver of the Year.  Come to our website Saturday evening after 6:30 p.m. to see who be named the Duane and Connie Kottke Distinguished Driver of the Year.

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