May 24, 2018

Awbrey named Lagrange Walmart D.C. Driver of the Year

(Lagrange, GA) — Heard County native and life-long resident Matt Awbrey was recently named by the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange as their 2014 Driver of the Year.

The accolade was yet another accomplishment signifying his talent and dedication as a truck driver.

Lagrange Walmart D.C. General Transportation Manager Howard Mingo (L) presents Matt Awbrey with the Driver of the Year Award recently

Lagrange Walmart D.C. General Transportation Manager Howard Mingo (L) presents Matt Awbrey with the Driver of the Year Award recently

In 2014, Matt won the National Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class at the 77th Annual National Truck Driving Championships held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 16, 2014.

According to Walmart General Transportation manager Howard Mingo, Matt is the epitome of what a driver should be.

“Matt is just the ideal driver,” said Mingo in an interview this week.

“In every aspect of driving Matt is outstanding — on time service, fuel mileage, attitude and safety.”

Matt has logged over 30 years as a driver, with over three million miles behind the wheel.

He graduated from Heard County High School with the Class of 1979 and has been driving with Walmart for 13 years.

“I would like to say Walmart is just an excellent company to work for,” said Awbrey this week.

“We have an exceptional team in transportation. All of our drivers are known by their names and not by just a number. This is a big honor to receive this award.”

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