Time is running out to nominate the nation’s truly outstanding truck drivers for one of the industry’s highest honors. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is accepting nominations for the 2021 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance. CVSA IDEA

This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. Nominees distinguish themselves conspicuously and go beyond the call of duty through the achievement of safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction for an extended period of time, according to CVSA. The nominated individual must be of personal character beyond reproach with no disqualifying past behavior.

As the leading organization overseeing the coordination of uniformity of commercial motor vehicle safety enforcement and regulatory compliance across North America, CVSA recognizes the exceptional careers of professional commercial motor vehicle drivers and their commitment to public safety through its driver excellence award. PrePass Safety Alliance is proud to be a part of CVSA’s effort.

Nominees for IDEA must have:

  • At least 25 cumulative years of crash-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years
  • No felony convictions
  • No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years
  • No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations

The IDEA winner will receive acheck for $2,500 and a crystal trophy. If the 2021 CVSA Workshop is held in-person, the IDEA winner will also receive airfare for the winner and one guest to Louisville, Kentucky, to receive their award during the general session of the CVSA Workshop on April 19, 2021,plus a two-night hotel stay at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

IDEA is open to the entire commercial motor vehicle industry. You do not have to be a member of or affiliated with CVSA to apply.

The IDEA Program Committee will review and authenticate IDEA nominations. The final decision to recognize and honor the nominee will be made by the CVSA Executive Committee. CVSA is not required to select a winner if the nominees do not exemplify the qualities of the IDEA program.

The deadline to submit your 2021 IDEA nomination form is Dec. 11, 2020. You can download the nomination form from the CVSA website.