Tony Mercer—Part of a Multigenerational Moving Team—Wins JK Moving’s Long-Distance Driver of the Year

April 2024

STERLING, VA… JK Moving Services, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated moving company, has named Tony Mercer as Long-Distance Driver of the Year.  Mercer—who drives with family members including his mother who also has her CDL license—received the award, which consists of a $5,000 bonus, based on his commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience and a focus on safety, while embracing JK’s core values and brand promise of care and respect.

“Long-distance drivers are crucial to our business success. That’s why every year we honor the very best. This year, it is Tony Mercer,” said David Cox, president, JK Moving.  “Tony has an outstanding safety record and takes excellent care of customers. In addition, he recruited a fantastic, trusted team to help him—his mother and two grown sons. Together they make the JK experience great for customers, and we are proud to have him and his family on our team.”

Mercer is based out of Bunker Hill, West Virginia and drives all 48 contiguous states to serve JK clients, along with his mother Joyce Shaff and sons DJ and Tony, Jr.  He has been a driver with JK since 2019. During this time, he has conducted 60 JK moves per year, logging 300,000 miles. In addition to excellent customer service, Tony has a great record for safe driving.

The Long-Distance Driver of the Year award was announced at JK’s annual Long-Distance Driver Conference. These two-day events give all the company’s long-distance drivers the chance to gather and share experiences with their peers as well as learn about updates from the corporate team. Mercer joins a distinguished group of drivers, including last year’s winner, Brian Eckert.

Recognizing drivers’ important role, JK Moving increased annual guaranteed income for experienced Over-the-Road Class-A CDL Drivers to a minimum of $100,000. The competitive salary and benefits are twice the national average for the position. 

The company also has great training and ongoing career development; a formal Wellness Program; a generous safe harbor 401(k) and company-paid profit-sharing program; tuition reimbursement; paid time off. In addition, it provides an Employee Assistance Program; comprehensive medical, dental vision, and ancillary benefit coverages; bonus incentives; and employee volunteer opportunities—including with the JK Community Farm, a nonprofit farm supported by JK Moving that grows and donates fresh produce and protein to the area’s food insecure.


For more than 40 years, JK Moving Services – the largest independently owned and operated moving company in North America – has provided local, long distance, and global relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and voted Independent Mover of the Year by the American Trucking Association, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care.