2008 Drivers Of The Year

Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized

Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred David Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized are finalists Ricardo Jimenez of Redi-Mix Concrete at Euless, Texas; and, R.L. Jordan of Southern Concrete Materials, Asheville, N.C. The honorees were selected by a panel of judges Û assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Operations, Environmental, and Safety Committee Û on the basis of multiple criteria, including competence and service skills; number of years without an on- or off-site accident; and, customer and colleague testimonials. During a presentation ceremony at this month’s 2009 NRMCA Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a $5,000 check from the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau was awarded to the Driver of the Year, and each finalist received a $500 TMMB prize. Program cosponsors Concrete Products and NRMCA commend these outstanding professionals for their stellar performance behind the wheel and on the ground.

During 45 consecutive years of accident-free driving from the New Post plant Û now serving Titan Virginia’s Dulles-based Northern Virginia ready mixed concrete business unit from the outskirts of Fredericksburg, some 60 miles south of Washington, D.C. Û David Brooks has evolved with the technology he operates. In 1963, starting work for Massaponax Sand & Gravel Co., he began delivering concrete in a three-cubic yard, chain-driven truck equipped with a pony engine. As mixers advanced and the company changed hands three times over four-and-a-half decades, Brooks remained a constant example of a model mixer driver, usually at the top of the plant’s monthly yards-per-driver hour productivity report. Accordingly, he was honored for his career achievements, safety record, professionalism, driving competency, and customer service skills.



Demonstrating speed, accuracy and safety, Ricardo Jimenez can boast 25 accident-free years as a mixer truck driver in addition to an average 6,000 yards of concrete delivered annually in the last three years Û without a single rejected load. He is an NRMCA-certified Concrete Delivery Professional, who scored 96 percent on his certification exam. Notes customer Cody Frink, All of us at LCS Construction applaud Ricardo’s hard work and enjoy his great attitude when he delivers concrete to our projects.



R.L. Jordan’s record of 550,000-plus accident-free miles logged during 33 years of continuous mixer driving experience Û the last 16 years with Southern Concrete Materials Û is no mean feat, especially in the rugged mountainous terrain of western North Carolina where SCM plants are located. In addition to assisting fleet supervisors in the recovery of other drivers’ stuck or endangered trucks, R.L. has delivered over 24,000 yards of concrete in the last three years. An ACI Level I certified concrete technician, he is lauded by customer Eric Rogers of Smokey Mountain Walls, who says, We’ve put R.L. in tough places where even a mountain goat would think twice about going. If there’s anyone who can get a mixer truck where it needs to be, it’s R.L.