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Lound honored for 10 years of safe driving

Photo provided Gary Volkman, Kelly Lound, and Luke Knadle were on hand for an award presentation for Lound.

Dart Transit Company awarded Kelly Lound from Verndale its president's safety award. The award is given to professional drivers with at least 10 years of safe driving with Dart.

Lound has operated his own truck under contract with Dart since 1999. Gary Volkman, Dart vice president of safety compliance, and Luke Knadle, dedicated operations supervisor, presented him with the award at Dart's Corporate Office in Eagan, Minn.

"We are glad to have Kelly here with us at Dart Transit," said Knadle. "Kelly resembles a true professional and we are proud to see him achieve such a monumental award."

Katie Kloos, dedicated on-site fleet coordinator, said: "Kelly is a pleasure to work with and an ideal independent contractor for his dedicated account. He brings a positive attitude every day and a willingness to go the extra mile to keep the customer happy. Kelly's dedication to serving his customer is greatly appreciated by everyone."

Lound participates in Dart's award winning professional driver development program - which involves a yearly driver improvement course, safety advisors, driver performance analysis, and professional recognition.