Eric Six – Finalist

Eric Six is a driver for AWL Transport DBA TXL. Eric’s driving career has spanned a period of almost five decades. During his 48 year driving career, Eric has driven a total of over 4,522,211 safe miles! He has earned two separate One Million Mile Safe Driving Awards.

Eric started his driving career in the Marine Corps in the Moto Transport Pool, where he served three years of active duty and three years in the reserves. Upon his discharge, he started driving professionally for Brada Miller, where he spent seven years before deciding to become a fleet owner. Eric had five trucks signed on with Daily Express for over seven years. Eric then sold all of his trucks and went to work for Anchor Motor Freight as a company driver for six years. He then drove for Hattendorf for 17 years before he moved to AWL Transport DBA TXL, where he has been for the past eight years.

Eric has earned numerous safe driving awards for the various carriers he has worked for, including AWL/TXL. In fact, Eric is one of three drivers at AWL/TXL who have achieved the Yearly Safe Driving Award since its inception. Eric attributes his safety success to always driving defensively, adjusting his speed to the weather conditions as necessary, and always expecting the unexpected.

Eric is a US Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Mantua Masonic Lodge, and the Royal Arts Masons. He is a Masonic Scottish Rite Thirty Second Degree, and a Knights Templer. He belongs to the Portage County 4H Club, The American Legion, and the First Christian Church.

Eric, like all others recognized during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, has dedicated his life to the trucking industry. Further, he has proven that safety is key to a successful career. We are happy to recognize Eric Six as a part of the Ohio Trucking Association’s promotion of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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