Van Operator of the Month — Award In Recognition for Outstanding Performance in Service and Safety
For a second time this year, Michael Gaarder has been awarded, “Van Operator of the Month” by United Van Lines! The award is for the month of September and was announced recently to colleagues who have been sharing notes of congratulations. Mike received his first Van Operator of the Month award this past June, one of the busiest and most stressful months for household movers. Long time customer favorite Mike has demonstrated “outstanding performance in service and safety” while driving over 50,000 miles performing both local moving and long distance moves across the country.
Thousands of Van Operators around the United States compete for this award yet only few qualify. Matter of fact, Mike has received the Honorable Mention for this award several times in the past 12 months. He’s been with Clancy for nearly 30 years and his commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed. John Clancy President shared , “Congratulations Mike! Truly a great accomplishment to win it again! Way to go.” Chris Reinhardt Clancy EVP and GM echoed the sentiment, “The award is well-deserved. Mike is a master of his trade, a “gentleman mover”, a consummate professional, and we’re proud to have him on our team.”
What Does it Take to be Named Driver of the Month?
Guidelines are strict for United Van Lines Van Operator of the Month – Excellent Performance Award. To qualify, a Van Operator must meet minimum statistical criteria. These criteria are designed to encompass all areas of Van Operator performance, which include customer service, safety and cargo claims prevention, good communications, etc. A perfect score of 100 in safety, reaching a target number of miles logged, and having a very low claims liability are some of the requirements. Runners-up and Winners each receive a cash prize, recognition for being a top-rated Van Operator, and of course the bragging rights to go with it!
Below are some photos taken by Mike as he helps families move across America and drives back home.
Clancy Van Operators interested in learning more about the Van Operator of the Month Award, please contact Chris Reinhardt at 845-878-3300.