Brakebush employee is among 4 to be inducted into Driver Hall of Fame

ARLINGTON, VA – Four drivers, who collectively have driven for more than 165 years while racking up nearly 15 million miles of service without a chargeable accident or a moving violation, have been inducted into the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame sponsored by Navistar’s NEXT Solutions. The recognition took place in conjunction with the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, which was held April 10-12, 2022, in Cincinnati, OH.

The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, three million miles or 50,000 hours of driving without a preventable accident. Many of the drivers have far exceeded these qualifications and are known for having made significant contributions to their industry and their communities. Since its inception, 112 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.

Among the inductees is Jeffery Putskey, employed with Brakebush Transportation, Inc. of Westfield, WI. Jeff was born into the trucking business. Jeff's father was a truck driver for Weiland Trucking out of Wautoma, WI and Jeff began his career working around the yard at Weiland's. He officially joined the company 39 years ago hauling beer, cheese and soda for Weiland. In 1993, he joined Brakebush Transportation and started hauling finished chicken product for human consumption. Back then, the chicken was floor loaded mainly by hand. Jeff has operated in all of the lower 48 states and has been running out West for most of his career with Brakebush. In the 39 years behind the wheel, Jeff has generated 4.3 million miles with just one moving violation. Recognized as an NPTC National Driver All-Star in 2021, Jeff has been recognized by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association as a Driver of the Month and for 22 years of safe driving in the State of Wisconsin Presidents Safe Driving Club – Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association.