David Lopez named Linehaul Driver of the Year

Posted: October 6, 2021

Our team is made up of some of the best drivers in the industry. We can’t say enough great things about the talented drivers who represent Roadrunner Freight with their dedication to our team, their passion for great customer service and their commitment to safety. Every year, we take the opportunity to highlight drivers who really go above and beyond. We are so excited to announce that this year’s Linehaul Driver of the Year is David Lopez!

“I was totally blindsided to be named a Driver of the Year,” says David. “I’m so appreciative and honored to have received this award.”

David has been part of the Roadrunner family for about 10 years after spending three years as a local driver. For the last five of those years, he and his wife have been team drivers for us and typically run from Southern California to Nashville.

“One of the things I love about Roadrunner is that we run when we want to because there is no forced dispatch,” David explains. “We run how we want.”

He and his wife own a home in California, but they also live part time in Las Vegas. Family is a priority for him, so he spends much of his home time visiting family and friends.

“Life is short, so we make efforts to see people when we can,” he adds. “I also usually spend my time off doing whatever my wife wants to do. What little time I have left is spent enjoying a cold one or two.”

David credits some of his success to his Roadrunner support team, which includes his independent contractor coordinator Shawna Cerda, terminal planner and supervisors Jose Ortega and Davide Hines, and everyone at the Commerce terminal and Nashville terminal.

“They are awesome and keep us rolling!”

Interested in becoming a linehaul driver like David? We have some great opportunities open right now. All you need is to have a valid CDL-A, be at least 21 years old, have at least six months of tractor trailer experience, and own your own equipment. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can support your business - don’t forget to ask us about our lease purchase program!

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