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Evans Announces 2010 Driver Safety Grand Prize Recipient
Over his sixteen years and millions of miles on the road driving almost every kind of truck, Carroll Connor has had exactly zero violations. Now between trips for Evans Delivery, he’ll be racking up the perfect miles on just two wheels, having won a 2010 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide in Evans’ annual safest driver drawing.
“The announcement, made by Evans Vice President Kim Lorimer, highlights Evans’ efforts to encourage and show appreciation for safety conscious operators. And, those efforts are paying off. “We have been fortunate in attracting and keeping the better, safer, caliber of professional driver at Evans” points out Ms. Lorimer. “In fact, given the overall safety record of our drivers it would be difficult to choose just one winner by anything other than a drawing.”
“Eligibility for the drawing requires Evans drivers to have had no accidents or incidents in a calendar year, as well as stringently following government rules and regulations and keeping proper documentation. While the Harley drawing is an annual event, Evans keeps the focus on safety with a range of monthly drawings of a variety of other prizes. Needless to say Mr. Connor has been eligible for those drawings as well, and over the three years he’s been with Evans has won more than once. Bill Ashley, Evans’ Agent and Terminal Manager in Wilmington, NC commented that he was “proud to see Carroll win the Harley. He’s one of our original drivers, always on time, always does the best job possible. Evans puts great stock in the quality of its drivers, and Carroll is the perfect example.”
“Mr. Connor credits his safe record to liking what he does for a living, “following the rules and watching out for the other person” and makes it plain that safety on the road includes concern for the other drivers. A 40-year resident of Lumberton, he’s raising three children, Josh, 15, Miranda, 8, and Christopher,7, and says the new Harley has been quite an exciting addition to the household. “Everyone likes to ride with me.” His only concern is for his oldest, Josh, “He’s got his eye on it, but he’s not leaving the garage until I say he’s ready. Maybe in a couple years.”
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Evans Announces Scholarship Winners
Named in honor of the company founder, the Albert Evans Sr. Scholarship is awarded every year at the Evans Delivery agents gathering, held this year in New Orleans. The meeting was presided over by Chairman Albert L. Evans Jr., and the announcement of the winners was made by Samantha Bates, granddaughter of Mr. Evans Sr.
The Scholarships are made available to the high school age, college-bound children of Evans Delivery Company associates, with the selection based on a range of criteria in academics, extra-curricular activities including sports and clubs, volunteering, community activism and more. “It’s an extremely difficult task for the committee to make a selection” points out Ms. Bates. “There are many accomplished and deserving students within the Evans family, and the committee considers and deliberates over each application with gravity. It takes time, but in the process the winners emerge, and it’s one of the high points of our year to make the awards.”
This year’s recipients are: Nadia Hajji, of Lexington, SC, part of the All Points family; Kellie Decker, daughter of Scott Decker, Evans dispatcher in Camp Hill, PA; Lauren Montgomery, daughter of Maurice Bennett with West Contract in Powder Springs, GA, and Laiken Mourovic of Villa Rica, GA. Laiken’s father is an owner/operator for Evans Delivery in Atlanta.
Mr. Evans Sr. founded the Evans Delivery Company in eastern PA in 1939 with just two trucks. Truly a family oriented operation, management of the company is now in the hands of his son, Albert L. Evans, Jr. With daughter “Sam” Bates involved with the company there is a family lineage present that is somewhat unique in today’s corporate climate. “We feel that with Evans’ growth there is increased responsibility to recognize and support our associates. They are what made that growth possible. It’s just one part of our program, but we feel very fortunate to be able to fund these scholarships” notes Ms. Bates.