2018 Fourth Quarter - Drivers of the Month

October – Marvin Beilfuss – WEL Companies

Marvin Beilfuss has been driving for 20 years, with 1.9 million miles driven with WEL Companies.  He was been driving for them  for the last 16 years.  Marvin works very hard and is very reliable, taking pride in all he does. Marvin is a trainer for WEL Companies.  He drives local now, but when he drove over the road he would carry a tool box and water in case he saw someone on the side of the road who needed help.  Marvin spends his free time visiting his mom in the nursing home.  He is an avid fisherman and loves to spend his time working on cars, boats and lawn mowers.

November – Gary Wienkes – KLEMM Tank Lines/Kenan Advantage Group

Gary Wienkes has 2.25 million miles in his 22 year career as a professional driver.  The last 11 ½ years of been with his current employer as a city driver.   Gary is that driver that comes in to work every day and does his job.  He doesn’t call anybody unless there is an issue.  He is the perfect example of a driver, keeping both himself and the truck very clean.  He spends his time off fishing, boating and hunting.  Gary lives with his wife Denise in Highland WI.

December – Recil Hensley – Birchwood Transport, Inc

Recil Hensley has been a professional driver for 25 years.  He has 2.8 million miles in his career.  The last 3 years he has been an owner operator for Birchwood Transport.  Recil drives a Lime Green long nose Peterbilt he calls “Optimus Lime.”  Over the year he has participated in sever Special Olympic events.  When others ask how he is successful in these tough times, he says “ I am not afraid to work!” Recil lives with his wife, MaryBeth, in Roscoe IL along with their family.


From the twelve Drivers of the Month, one will be selected as the 2018 Driver of the Year. All 12 Drivers of the Month will be honored at the Annual Safety Awards Banquet which will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.