CVSA Opens Nominations for 2024 International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is now accepting nominations for its International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), an annual award that recognizes an extraordinary professional commercial motor vehicle driver and their commitment to public safety.

The 2024 IDEA recipient and a guest will receive a complimentary economy flight to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and a one-room, two-night stay at to attend the in Big Sky, Montana. The IDEA winner will be recognized at the annual conference general session and awards ceremony on Sept. 9, where they will receive a $5,000 prize and a crystal trophy.

Nominees must have:

  • At least 25 cumulative years of crash-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years
  • No felony convictions
  • No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years
  • No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations

IDEA is open to the entire commercial motor vehicle industry. Nominees do not need to be a member of or affiliated with CVSA to apply.

CVSA’s simplified application enables individuals to easily fill out the nomination form and submit the required supporting documentation, all online.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 10.

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This year’s award is sponsored by , a non-profit, public-private partnership of state agencies and trucking industry leaders devoted to safe, secure and efficient use of North America’s highway system.

If you have questions about IDEA, contact CVSA Fatigue Management Specialist Rodolfo Giacoman via or call 202-998-1830.