PBA Driver and Employee of Distinction

This Program was developed for our motorcoach operators to honor their drivers and employees who have demonstrated an exceptional performance record and service to their employer. This event is held at designated functions such as Marketplace, the Annual Meeting and Board Meetings.


NEW!   We are inviting our Travel Supplier and Associate Members the opportunity to also nominate an employee for the Employee of Distinction Award.
 
As in the past, Operators and Tour Operators can nominate a driver and/or an employee for the annual award. Please note, we accept one Employee and one Driver nomination per member company.
 
Next year, the award presentation will take place at the 2023 Marketplace Networking Reception on March 27, 2023 in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Morgantown, PA.
 
To cover the cost of gift and plaque, the nomination cost is $300. A company representative (or the nominator) and the nominee must be in attendance. We are not offering to mail the awards.
 
The deadline to nominate is January 31, 2023. 


 

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RECENT PAST RECIPIENTS


2021 Award Winners

PBA recognized nine PBA members’ employees as the recipients of the 2021 Drivers and Employees of Distinction.  The recipients were honored at the June 21, 2022 Award luncheon during the Annual Conference in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.  They are:  Nichole Baer, Anderson Coach - Employee of Distinction Award; Chris Yeckley, Anderson Coach - Driver of Distinction Award; Brenda Shue, Bailey Coach - Employee of Distinction Award; Claye Knepp, The Fullington Auto Bus Company - Employee of Distinction Award; George Snedeker, The Fullington Auto Bus Company - Driver of Distinction Award; Pablo Barrionuevo, Martz Trailways - Driver of Distinction Award; Kelly Hay, Mlaker Transportation - Employee of Distinction Award; Larry Fink, Susquehanna Trailways - Driver of Distinction Award; Kristin Miller, Wolf's Bus Lines - Employee of Distinction Award.  Congratulations to the honorees!  Read the press release.

 



2020 Award Winners

PBA recognized four PBA members’ employees as the recipients of the 2020 Drivers and Employees of Distinction. This annual awards are usually presented at the Annual Meeting in June. With this year’s Annual Meeting rescheduled to the fall, the recipients were honored at the October 26th luncheon during the Annual Conference at Wind Creek in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  They are:  Timothy J. Evilsizor, Fullington Trailways – Driver of Distinction Award, Christopher J. Maines, Fullington Trailways – Employee of Distinction Award, Steve Kern, Bailey Coach  – Driver of Distinction Award, Andrew Prawica, Starr Bus Charter & Tours – Driver of Distinction Award.  Congratulations to the honorees!  Read the press release.

 


2019 Award Winners

With the 2020 Annual Meeting cancelled due to the pandemic, each organization planned celebrations for their honorees in their own way.  PBA sent engraved plaques, pins and watches for each recipient.  We congratulate all honorees!  Read the press release.