National Carriers is pleased to name Ina Marinelli as December 2018 Driver of the Month—an award
she’s earned by driving safe, on‐time, and accident‐free for six years. Her exceptional record has also
been fueled, at least a little, by her longtime drive to win the award.
“It’s been a goal of mine since I joined NCI in 2012,” she said. “I’d walk past the office area that displays
the Driver of the Month photo and imagine mine up there. I’m not at ease with the attention, so the
recognition is a bit uncomfortable, yet very gratifying.”
Ina went on to credit her driver manager and load planners for contributing to her success and to speak
highly of the environment at NCI. “The best thing about National Carriers is the family atmosphere. I feel
like I am part of something bigger than myself.”
And of course, having a great truck doesn’t hurt either. Ina’s automatic 2018 Kenworth T‐680 provides
some nice comforts on the road—fridge and freezer, auxiliary power unit, invertor, and extra storage.
NCI spokesperson, Ed Kentner, said, “National Carriers is the better because of Ina, and her can‐do spirit
has helped her elevate to the top of our professional drivers. Whether training new drivers, delivering
freight, or protecting public safety while driving, she’s excelled, and we’re pleased to recognize her
In addition to a $1,000 Driver of the Month bonus, Ina is now a finalist for Driver of the Year and the
accompanying $10,000 prize. National Carriers will name their Driver of the Year on April 5th at their
annual banquet held in Arlington, Texas.
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