2023 Truck Driver of the year


Each year the Tennessee Trucking Association opens nominations for its Annual Driver of the Year Competition to be recognized at the Truck Driving Championship Awards banquet. Companies are encouraged to nominate the driver in their company most deserving of this recognition and this year’s driver is no exception.

The 2023 Tennessee Driver of the year has been driving a CMV for 23 years and has driven over 3,000,000 miles. He is an Over the Road Driver and has never had a preventable accident. He has never received a violation or citation and demonstrates complete professionalism at work and at home.

In his first career, he saved lives for 21 years as an EMT / Fire fighter. After retiring he decided to take on a new challenge and enrolled in truck driver training school. After school, he was hired and has worked for his current employer his entire trucking career.


He’s best known for his willingness to help others in his roles as certified Smith System Instructor, Truckers Against Trafficking trained Driver and Road Team Captain for the Tennessee Trucking Foundation’s Road Team.    


This driver currently resides in Jonesboro, AR. When he is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys fishing, studying American History and searching for buried treasure with his metal detector.  


We are proud to introduce the Tennessee Trucking Association’s 2023 Driver of the Year, from Ozark Motor Lines, Bobby Rue.


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