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TT Archives: Nixon Presents Driver of the Year Award

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Receiving the “Driver of the Year” award would be a memorable moment for any truck driver so honored, but it was extra special for Raymond Motor Transportation driver Clarence Hoffman in 1972 when he was presented the trophy by President Nixon.

“The President is such a down-to-earth guy he made me feel completely relaxed,” Hoffman told Transport Topics in 1972 after receiving the award.  “The only time I was nervous was receiving the news that the President would make the presentation.”

Do you have an idea for a Transport Topics page from the past that you’d like to see? Let us know by e-mailing us at Here are previous pages we’ve posted in this series:

·         Sept. 2, 1935: Our First Front Page


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