April – Richard Elling, WEL Companies / De Pere
Richard has been driving for 67 years, yes you read that right 67 years since 1953. He has driven the last 18 with WEL Companies. He has over 4 million safe miles.
Richard served in the Marine Corps for 4 years. He has earned several awards with his employer. Richard spends his free time visiting children at St Jude’s Research Hospital for more than 10 years.
His advice: Don’t be in a hurry, take all your time and be thankful for all the blessings.
May – Richard Ruehle, Contract Transport Services/Green Bay
Richard has been driving for 43 years the last 19 years with CTS servicing a dedicated account. He has 2.3 million safe miles.
Richard served in the Army. He lives in Cecil with his wife Mary. They have a daughter Mariah who lives near them.
June – Earl Morgan-Heft, Fortrans Inc / Fort Atkinson
Earl has been a driver for 26 years with 3 million safe miles. He has worked the last 10 years for Fortrans Inc.
In June Earl had the occasion to come up on a multicar pileup just outside of Madison. The accident costs 4 people their lives but thanks to Earl’s quick action he rushed to the damage vehicles and pulled 2 people out of the cars just in time to save them. He is a true hero running towards the fire instead of away.
Earl lives with his wife Sherry in Ft Atkinson.