Violet Helferich Wins Coveted SC&RA Driver of the Year Award

- Violet Helferich, of Bennett Motor Express, joined a small but prestigious group of drivers when she was presented the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Driver of the Year Award.

  The annual Driver of the Year Award honors individuals in the industry who have distinguished themselves as drivers committed to highway safety. Helferich is a group leader at Bennett who is primarily responsible for hauling massive wind blades, and was selected as this year’s recipient in response to her remarkable accident-free career.

  “It has been a great honor to be recognized for my dedication and passion for operating commercial trucks,” said Helferich. “I have showed my kids that if there's a will there is a way to get the job done safely and efficiently. When it comes to safety, I think about the families out here on the road that I share. I can't thank the people enough who have stood behind me and given me the tools and the knowledge to do the job I do today.”

  In addition to her impressive safety record, Helferich is also a respected leader among her peers, known by many for having outstanding organizational skills, extreme accuracy in route surveying, and a notable dedication to off-duty route research, which helps keep her team safe and prepared.

  “Violet is the type of driver—safe, efficient, dedicated— that all of us in the industry are proud to see win this award,” said Joel Dandrea, Chief Executive Officer of SC&RA. “Her work ethic and attention to detail contribute to her success and she stands as an example for all drivers.”

  Helferich was recognized during a ceremony at the 2018 SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium, which took place Feb. 28 – March 2 in St. Louis, MO. Leaders of Bennett Motor Express, including CEO Marcia Taylor, were in attendance as Helferich accepted her award. Click here for a photo from the ceremony.

  Additional information on SC&RA’s Transportation Group Awards can be found here.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,360 members from 46 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental. SC&RA helps members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels; researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices; and providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be advanced.

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