Irving, TX -  National Carriers, IncNational Carriers DOY, which provides transportation for livestock and refrigerated products recently announced Jeff Gutzler of Portales, NM as Driver of the Year.  He joined NCI in 2007 as a company driver on the Southwest Regional Fleet. He currently operates a truck within the Hide division where he drove 147,048 miles without an accident or incident during 2017. The award presentation came at the conclusion of the annual NCI Driver of the Year banquet held at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, TX.  Among his many gifts was a check for $10,000.

National Carriers spokesman, Ed Kentner, stated, “Jeff Gutzler is a perfect choice to represent the “Elite” Fleet. An overachiever in every area we monitor; safety, operations, and customer service. Jeff is a leader in each category. The best way I could describe him is as a family man who leads by example.”  

“I just do my job. I treat others as I would like to be treated. I believe if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. When I’m driving I watch out for others and obey the rules. When my name was announced as the winner, I was totally surprised.” remarked Gutzler.

President of National Carriers, Jim Franck exclaimed, “What an outstanding representative for the “Elite” Fleet.  A true Gentleman. He has been driver of the month 4 times and deserved Driver of the Year each time. Jeff just takes care of business and helps anyone in need. We are all proud of Jeff and proud to call him a friend.”

Company Information

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is "to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class."  

Being part of the Elite Fleet® means enjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. We believe long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers®, one of the nation's oldest, most respected and largest carriers. Learn about our exciting opportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers.  If you are interested in a leasing a truck, National Carriers® Leasing Division is the ideal partner to help you get started.

Authored By:

Darin Williams