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JK Moving’s Cooksey Honored by the American Trucking Association as Super Van Operator of the Year

STERLING, Va. (March 6, 2024) – The American Trucking Association (ATA) has named JK Moving’s Glen Cooksey as Super Van Operator of the year during its Moving and Storage Conference in New Orleans.  Long-time driver Cooksey has been with JK Moving Services, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated moving company, for more than two decades, providing great service in a safe manner.

“We are very proud of Glen. He embraces JK Moving’s values of care and respect, places a premium on happy customers, is a great driver, works hard, and gives back,” explained David Cox, president, of JK Moving. “Glen has won many, many awards during his career, from Driver of the Year to Safest Driver, all recognizing his commitment to being the best in his field.”

The ATA MSC Super Van Operator contest honors exemplary drivers and owner-operators based on excellence in safety, reliability, and customer-oriented truck transportation in service to the nation’s household goods carriers. This contest was open to drivers who operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more, drive 25,000 miles or more in a year, haul 30 shipments or more in a year, and drive for a moving and storage company.

Cooksey represents this level of excellence and exemplifies JK’s values of care and respect in his work and life. Demonstrating his commitment, he often remarks: “Care about what you are doing and everything else works itself out.”

Over the years, he has moved presidents, dignitaries, generals, celebrities, and many others while receiving accolades and maintaining a great driving record. JK has recognized Cooksey numerous times for his stellar driving record, including:

  • Driver of the Month 10+ times
  • Driver of the Year 4 times
  • Driver of the Year runner-up – 3 times
  • Safest Driver Award 2014
  • 2023 – Received 25 years accident-free award

ATA also noted citizenship as a factor in his win, including his efforts to help a fellow traveler who was in trouble. After witnessing a car catch fire, he helped the driver out and used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. He also volunteered with Boy Scouts of Winchester, Virginia.

To attract great drivers like Cooksey, JK Moving has an annual guaranteed income for experienced Over-the-Road Class-A CDL Drivers to a minimum of $100,000, twice the national average for the position. The company also has great training and ongoing career development; a formal Wellness Program; a generous safe harbor 401(k) and company-paid profit-sharing program; tuition reimbursement; and paid time off. In addition, it provides an Employee Assistance Program; comprehensive medical, dental vision, and ancillary benefit coverages; bonus incentives; and employee volunteer opportunities—including with the JK Community Farm, a nonprofit farm supported by JK Moving that grows and donates fresh produce and protein to the area’s food insecure.