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Meet our Haul of Fame 2023 Winners

The Relay Haul of Fame proudly recognizes the hard work and dedication of the nation’s truck drivers – the individuals who show incredible commitment day after day to getting the job done.

For its inaugural year, the Haul of Fame received nearly 100 nominations, highlighting drivers all across the country who have enhanced the image of trucking, had a positive impact on the industry and served their community. The stories shared were impressive and inspiring, and we’re thankful to everyone who submitted a nomination.

Our judging committee selected two winners to receive this year’s Haul of Fame Grand Prize, which includes two tickets each to the NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race on September 16, airfare, accommodation, transfers to and from the track, as well as spending money – plus exclusive Relay #24 race car swag signed by driver William Byron.

Please join us in congratulating our winners:

Jamie Hagen

A lifelong trucker who takes every opportunity to share his expertise with others, Jamie Hagen is recognized for his lifetime dedication to his profession and for enhancing the image of trucking through his innovation, education and voice.

Jamie was nominated by Felicity Hagen and by Tim Dooner of Freightwaves, who said: “Jamie Hagen is a true mentor on 18 wheels, who preaches sensible pathways to profitability. Hagen’s focus on keeping 10mpg+ efficiency in his rigs is both legendary and just smart business. He’s built a fantastic company with an excellent reputation.”

Juan Orona & Sergio Orona

Trucking brothers Sergio and Juan have worked for Lake Trucking Company for 34 and 32 years respectively, having driven together for more than 20 years delivering seafood across the greater Midwest. They are recognized for their dedication and commitment to their profession, to Lake Trucking, and to the nation, especially through extremely difficult times.

The Orono brothers were nominated by Ted Brozanski, President and CEO of Lake Trucking, who noted their steadfast commitment through the COVID-19 pandemic as “Essential Workers of America,” even when their family experienced loss due to COVID. “The Orona brothers represented Stokes Fish and Lake Trucking in such a manner that they became the ‘face of the company’ to our customers. We still hear from customers today how the Orona boys would always deliver on-time, always with a great attitude, and always make sure the customer’s interests were their first priority.”

Congratulations to Jamie Hagen and Sergio and Juan Orona, and to all the nominees!

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