D&D Sexton driver Remy Braun, far right, recently was named the 2019 ATA Driver of the Year.

Utility Trailer congratulates Braun, ATA Driver of the Year

Oct. 14, 2019
Utility congratulated D&D Sexton's Remy Braun, the 2019 American Trucking Associations Driver of the Year.

Utility Trailer is proud of Remy Braun, too.

The refrigerated trailer manufacturer voiced its appreciation for Braun, who was named the 2019 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Driver of the Year during the recent ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego CA.

Braun is a long-time driver for reefer carrier D&D Sexton, which is a client of Ozark Utility, a family-owned and operated Utility dealer serving the Missouri area.

“We congratulate him on being recognized for this prestigious Driver of the Year Award,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Utility. “Remy Braun has set a high standard that others in the industry should emulate. This national recognition is a tremendous followup to having been awarded the 2018 Missouri Driver of the Year.”

Braun boasts more than 33 years in the trucking industry. From 1984 to 1992, he worked as a motor transport operator in the Army. He’s driven for D&D, based in Carthage MO, for 21 years, accumulating 2.8 million accident-free miles. He has made 21 state appearances and three at the National Truck Driving Championships, and was nominated by the Missouri Trucking Association.

Candidates are selected from a pool of exceptional state Drivers of the Year submitted by state trucking associations. Each candidate’s qualifications are reviewed by a panel of judges. The field of nominees is narrowed down to a group of finalists who are judged by a panel of members from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and law enforcement representatives.

“D&D Sexton has been a client of ours since 1989,” said Estel Brackett, President of Ozark Utility. “And Remy is an example of the quality service they deliver to their customers.

“He is serious about excellence and his record of delivering all his loads 100% on time is unsurpassed.”