The “Elite” Fleet Names Top Driver

Irving, TX –  National Carriers, Inc, 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.

DOY Jeff Gutzler poses with wife Billie
DOY Jeff Gutzler poses with wife Billie



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.”

Driver of the Year 2017 - Jeff Gutzler
Driver of the Year 2017 – Jeff Gutzler

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