The “Elite” Fleet® Names Top Drivers

National Carriers, Inc. has named Driver of the Month recognition for February through April of 2024: Jonathan Owens, Keith Bradley, and Ken Bores Jr. were each named as a Driver of the Month. The drivers received a one- thousand- dollar bonus and are now eligible to be named 2024 Driver of the Year. The Driver of the Year will receive an additional $10,000 bonus. 

Ken Bores, Jr. was awarded April Driver of the Month. He resides in Flower Mound, Texas and began driving at National Carriers in 2014. He operates his truck throughout the lower 48 states. Prior to his career in transportation Bores had a long and successful career in mortgage banking. This experience has proved advantageous as he leases his truck through National Carriers. 

Director of Safety and Compliance, Jill Maschmeier said,” National Carriers is fortunate to have Ken at our company. He puts safety of the driving public above all else. He is an outstanding example of what a professional driver should be. This is the second time he has been recognized as our Driver of the Month. He takes care of everything that needs taken care of when it needs taken care of. He is a God loving, family-oriented man who we feel blessed to have him driving for our “Elite” fleet.”

Keith Bradley of Pampa, Texas was named March Driver of the Month. He joined the “Elite” Fleet in November of 2012 and currently delivers cattle hides from southwest Kansas to

northwest Missouri. Averaging transporting 2,000 cow skins per week, Bradley estimates he has delivered well over million leather producing hides over his career at National Carriers. 

“Keith has been a huge asset to our hide division at NCI for 10 years now. Keith is knowledgeable, hardworking, and polite. There has never been a time that we could not rely on Keith. We consistently reach out to him to complete various challenging and off the wall tasks. Additionally, he always delivers his loads on time. He is that all-around go to driver with zero complaints. His kindness, great communication, and fun personality makes working with him such a pleasure daily. Keith will do whatever it takes to get the job done, but at the same time will also go out of his way to help anyone that needs it. We look forward to working with Keith for many more years to come,” shared his driver manager Nickole Copeland.

Jonathan Owens was recognized as Driver of the Month in February. He leases a truck through NCI Truck Leasing and joined National Carriers in November of 2018. He makes his home in Maricopa, Az and pulls refrigerated freight throughout the United State focusing on the southeastern region.  Owens boasts no late pick up or deliveries, no accidents, and one of the safest driving records in the fleet. 

Media Director, Ed Kentner stated, “Jonathan is the type of man who speaks through his actions not words. His driver manager reports he will do most anything and will go anywhere NCI needs him to. The manager of our truck leasing program calls him a “Rock Star” due to his great attitude and personality. Everyone agrees he is a great example of what an “Elite” driver should be. His focus on road safety, customer service, and positive interaction with everyone he meets is second to none.” 

President of National Carriers, Steve Gleisner stated, “Impressive is the first word that comes to my mind when I think of this group of drivers. The work that these three individuals perform on a regular basis is phenomenal. Their performance goes well beyond the expectations of their position at National Carriers. We are incredibly fortunate to have Jonathan, Keith, and Ken on our team. Thank you!”

 Company Information

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.”   

Being part of the Elite Fleet® means enjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. We believe long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers®, one of the nation’s oldest, most respected, and successful carriers. Learn about our exciting opportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers.  If you are interested in a leasing a truck, National Carriers® Leasing Division is the ideal partner to help you get started.


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