WESTERVILLE — The Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) recently named Jeff Rose, a Wayne County resident, the 2019 Ohio Truck Driver of the Year, according to a news release from OTA.
Rose who has more than 3.5 million safe miles during his professional driving career, was recognized April 14 at the OTA’s annual Driver of the Year Banquet, presented by Great West Casualty Company.
Rose has been employed with YRC Freight for the past 28 years and is a prominent member of the YRC Freight R36 Safety Team as well as a YRC Freight Safety Trainer. He works closely with the Ohio Highway Patrol and Ohio Motor Carrier Enforcement in numerous officer training and motoring public safety initiatives and ambassador programs.
Additionally, Rose has competed in five Ohio Truck Driving Championships and in two National Truck Driving Championships.
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