Truck is the Grand Prize for 19th Annual Truckload Carriers Association Contest
>Warrenville, Illinois - December 08, 2006
Henry Shriver of Smithway Motor Xpress Inc., Fort Dodge, Iowa, recipient of the 19th Annual "Independent Contractor of the Year" award, received his grand prize of an International® 9900ix tractor at an award ceremony at the Eagle Grove Country Club in Eagle Grove, Iowa. The contest is sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and Overdrive magazine.
"It was well worth the wait," said Shriver, who has entered the competition since 1992. "I'm already a proud owner of a 2000 International® 9400, so I know I'm getting a great truck that delivers great value, easy maintenance and all that comes from a quality truck."
The International 9900ix that Shriver selected is powered by a 530 HP Cummins ISX engine and equipped with an Eaton 18 speed transmission, 10 Goodyear G300 series radial truck tires and a pair of National premium cloth seats. In addition, Shriver selected the 72" high-rise sleeper with Eagle black tuck-and-roll leather interior, full chrome package including bright finish exhaust, polished stainless steel air cleaners, bright polished fuel tanks, polished aluminum wheels and a premium sound package with satellite radio. Finally, the truck was spec'd with a power inverter with shore power, refrigerator and full gauge package.
Shriver received the truck keys from Tom Lerch, regional vice president of International Truck and Engine.
"Just as Henry takes a great deal of care to maintain his safety and on-time delivery record, International has taken a great deal of care in spec'ing out this truck," said Lerch. "He exemplifies the quality men and women we have come to rely on in this industry, and it has been an honor being here today to share in his success and celebrate with his loved ones."
Among Shriver's accomplishments are the 2005 Outstanding Professional Driver of the Iowa Motor Truck Association; first and second place in the Iowa State Truck Driving Championships in 1999, 2004, and 2005, respectively; "Trucker of the Month" by Overdrive magazine; several Driver of the Month awards and Driver of the Year in 1997 at Umthun Trucking Company. He also participated in the Iowa Highway Patrol ride-share program, is a member of the Million Mile Safety Team and has been commended on numerous occasions for stopping to assist stranded motorists.
Truckload Carriers Association is the only national trade association whose sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of more than 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of over $20 billion, the association is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.
International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). The company produces International® brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel-engine parts and service sold under the International® brand. A wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.InternationalDelivers.com.