Smith Transport’s 2021 Driver of the Year

September 2022

On July 29, 2022, Smith Transport hosted a ceremony to honor our 2021 Driver of the Year, Michael “Top Gun” Fields and his wife, Kim. 

  Michael started his professional driving career with Smith Transport in April 1996 after being referred to the company by his mentor, Bob Raley. 

Michael has had many roles over the last 26 years and was specifically chosen to create and establish a dedicated lane for a service sensitive customer and was immediately recognized for his professionalism and dedication to both safety and service.  Michael is still the lead driver on this account many years later.  Barry Smith, Founder of Smith Transport commented that “We are honored to celebrate Michael’s achievements, he is the ‘Top Gun’ in all he does”. 

  Michael is also a member of the distinguished Tommy Smith Golden Eagle Three Million Safe Mile Club, one of only 5 Smith Transport drivers to reach this accomplishment.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of our Defenders of Freedom team. 

  President Todd Smith commented “Michael is a true example of all that a professional driver should strive to be from his flawless 26+ year safety record to his 100% on-time service record, Michael is a true leader in our fleet of over 850 drivers.” 

  Michael resides in Cumberland, MD with his wife, Kim who was also recently promoted to Vice President of Lending at Chessie Federal Credit Union, Cumberland Maryland.