Smith Transport Honors Drivers of the Year

Pam Pollock
July 2023

ROARING SPRING, PA… Smith Transport recently honored their Drivers of the Year at a special awards ceremony held at their corporate office in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.  Management, Staff, and Professional Truck Drivers gathered together in celebration of the success of these two deserving Drivers.

Ron Wilson of Auburn, New York was named the 2022 Smith Transport Over the Road Driver of the Year.  Ron began driving for Smith back in 2002 and has 2 Million+ Safe Driving Miles.

Paul Storm of Altoona, Pennsylvania was named the Walmart Dedicated Driver of the Year.  Paul began driving for Smith in 1991 and has 3 Million+ Safe Driving Miles.

Todd Smith, President of Smith Transport, addressing the attendees during the awards ceremony, said: “Today marks the 27th year of celebrating Smith Transport Drivers of the Year.  These 2 gentlemen represent the best of the best.  We have 850+ drivers at Smith Transport and to pick 2 drivers for this honor was not an easy task. “

Smith spoke about the state of the economy, stating that the trucking industry capacity is up 20%, while freight is down 40%.  The trucking industry believes  that the recession will be over late this year/early next year.

He then spoke about Smith’s continuation of expanding their fleet, with 141 new Peterbilts on order as well as 25 new Freightliners.

Following the Awards Ceremony, attendees were treated to a lunch catered by Sipes BBQ.

Congratulations to Ron Wilson and Paul Storm, you both are amazing stewards for Smith Transport, exuding Professionalism, Safety, Dedication, and Pride!


From left to right: Dane Smith, Mike Donovan, Joe Musselman, Ron Wilson – Smith Transport Over the Road Driver of the Year, Paul Storm – Walmart Dedicated Driver of the Year, Todd Smith – President of Smith Transport, Thad Spiridigliozzie, David Redline.

Smith Transport’s Women in Leadership congratulate the Drivers of the Year.  From left to right: Jess Neville, Chris Weaver, Bobbi Martin, Mandy Walter, Lisa Wessinger, Ron Wilson, Paul Storm, Jenn Hillegass, Jamie Umbower, Deb Hardeman.