2019 Second Quarter - Drivers of the Month

April – Paul Gilstad – Marten Transport – Mondovi

Paul has been a professional driver for 22 years.  The last 9 years he has been driving for Marten Transport.   Paul lives in Mondovi  where he is a local driver for them.  Paul is genuinely an excellent guy who goes above and beyond to help out.  He never turns us down.  Paul has been in the President’s Safe driver club.

May – William  Bancroft – WEL Companies – De Pere

William has been a professional driver for 40 year, the last 30 with WEL Companies.  He has driven over 5 million miles.  He lives with his wife Jean in Marinette.  He enjoys being at his cabin with his family and spending time at sporting events that his grandchildren participate in.  He has been 21 years in the President’s Safe Driver Club.


June – Bill Oakes – Walmart Transportation – Beaver Dam

Bill has been a professional driver for 33 years. He has over 1 million safe miles.  Bill has been driving for Walmart for 4 ½ years.  He is also a trainer with them.  Bill served in our US Coast Guard.  Bill is described as being very patient on the roadways.  He loves the freedom and adventure the Freightliner can offer him.


From the twelve Drivers of the Month, one will be selected as the 2019 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 7, 2020 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart, WI