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Scott Porritt Wins Driver Of The Year Award

Jul 4, 2012 - 7 years ago

By Supply Post

On June 9, 2012, Scott Porritt of Kelowna received the 2012 BC Driver of the Year award at the BC Trucking Association’s (BCTA’s) Annual Management Conference in Whistler, BC, for a spotless 27- year driving record, 20 of which he has served with his current employer, TMS Transportation Ltd.

Volvo Trucks Canada and BCTA sponsor the provincial Driver of the Year award annually to recognize and promote safe driving among professional drivers. In addition to excellent driving records, award winners have often distinguished themselves through service to their communities and acts of bravery.

Since he began his professional driving career at the age of 21, Scott has maintained a clean driving record with no accidents, moving violations or preventable injuries. Louise Yako, BCTA’s President & CEO, says that the industry is justly proud of drivers like Scott who move goods where they need to go, quietly, efficiently and safely. “I know that TMS Transportation regards Scott very highly for his professionalism, commitment to safety and positive representation of their company and our industry.”

Scott worked with Johnston Terminals as a driver for Sears Home Deliveries and continued to serve with TMS Transportation when it took over Johnson’s contract in 1992. In 2001, Scott moved to Kelowna with TMS Transportation to provide home delivery service for Home Depot, which had just opened in the city. Scott is now the senior driver in the Interior for TMS and provides training for new employees.

Outside of work, Scott has been an on-call member of the Kelowna Fire Department since the beginning of 2005. He is trained in emergency vehicle driving regulations and operations, holds a Level 3, First Responder First-Aid Certificate, and attends approximately 100 fire and medical calls per year. With the Kelowna Fire Department, Scott has participated in numerous community events, training programs and weekly practices. Over the years of professional driving with TMS Transportation and Johnston Terminals, Scott has also been first on scene for a number of motor vehicle accidents, providing assistance and support to the people involved.

Scott has been married to his wife, Kim, for 24 years and together they have three children, Katelynd (19), Jeremy (17), and Kyle (11). For the past seven years, Scott has coached his sons in both minor hockey and soccer.

Terry Warkentin of Volvo Trucks Canada presented the award.

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