US Army Veteran Larry Maser Is Finalist For 2018 Trucking’s Top Rookie
Stevens Transport is proud to announce that Larry Maser, a retired US Army combat engineer, has been nominated as a finalist for Trucking’s Top Rookie Award. The award will be announced on Thursday, August 23rd at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, TX.
Larry grew up in the Sacramento area, playing sports all through school. He developed his interest in trucking from his father, who was an over-the-road driver and loved to share stories about the places he visited. “I remember hearing his stories and seeing all the trucks on the road. I think I wanted to do this from a pretty early age”.
After retiring from the US military, Larry began his driving career by going through the Stevens Driving Academy and said he enjoyed the entire training program. “There’s a lot to learn, but the support you get from Stevens Transport is second to none”. He credits a lot of his early success to his trainer Michael Noak. “It was a great fit for me, and he taught me an awful lot”.
When asked about his first year on the road, he said, “Driving for Stevens has been a lot of fun. I love traveling and I’ve seen a Red Sox game at Fenway Park and visited the Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte. I feel like I’m learning something every day about being a truck driver”.
Larry and his wife Lynn have four children, Cacey (daughter) and sons Cameron, Derik and Keil. As for the award, Larry is just honored to be recognized for his accomplishments and wants to thank Melody Bronson in particular. “Melody has been remarkable. I never dreamed this would happen, and I appreciate everything she has done for me and my family”.
Recognizing the top rookie driver was the idea of the late Mike O’Connell, who was formerly the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. He believed that honoring a top rookie driver helped show new drivers they are appreciated by the trucking industry.