NEW BRITAIN - Dattco recently handed out its 2018 awards to its best and safest drivers.
The city-based bus company announced the winners of the Driver of the Year and Safe Driver awards earlier this month, and both are New Britain residents.
Hector Medina was recognized as motorcoach driver of the year with the Otis Dames Award. Dames drove for for Dattco for 40 years and had an exceptional safety record.
The Contract Services Driver of the Year Award went to Keanisha Johnson.
According to Dattco, the Driver of the Year awards recognize driving professionals who best represent the company’s long-held values of dedication, integrity, safety and superior service.
Safe Driver Awards are presented to drivers who’ve gone at least one year without an accident.
“I feel a driver must possess extraordinary performance standards, including unparalleled driving skills and personal conduct,” said Colin Johnson, vice president of Dattco’s Coach & Tour Group. “Both drivers have achieved these laudable attributes during their time with Dattco.”
Dattco presented 123 drivers with Safe Driver Awards.
“Earlier this year we received the prestigious International Motorcoach Group’s Safety Award, which means - thanks to our incredible team of drivers - we are setting the safety standard for motorcoach companies around the world,” said Don DeVivo, president of Dattco. “Commitment to our safety standards is apparent by the number of accident-free drivers we are honoring this year. Congratulations to each of these drivers for well-deserved recognition.”