Alexandria Truck Driver Receives Highest Honor

Alexandria is filled with great drivers, right? But, how many are Hall of Fame drivers? Meet one.

Robert Linow of Alexandria starts his workday at 3:am and drives one of these orange trucks for Henry’s Foods, Inc.

Bob has been doing it so well for so long that…

…he is going into the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame!

After returning from a day that typically involves 12-16 deliveries of up to 20,000 pounds of food, we caught up with a modest guy who generously shared some thoughts, including if he’s ever had any close calls.

That’s part of the requirement to be in the Hall.  No accidents. No moving violations. You wouldn’t want to bang up this beauty.

Henry’s Foods, Inc. Director of Operations, Kurtis Kuhn says

“Bob’s driving record is perfect, he’s been safe, loyal and dependable his entire career, and he’s trained countless drivers on the importance of driving safely.  His relationship with customers cannot be matched.”

Another action shot is so in order.

Bob has logged nearly a million miles. He drives a Freightliner. It’s a six-speed automatic that pulls a 42-foot trailer. Henry’s has 46 tractors and 50 trailers. The company employees 220 employees with 180 of them based in Alexandria.

           ♦Henry’s Foods Bob Fun Fact: Bob’s favorite food is steak.

This is the second year for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame to induct a class.  There are over 130,000 drivers who transport our food around the country. Bob will be one of only 76 in the class of 2019.

Even though he is a Hall of Famer, Bob still pulls truck washing duty on Saturdays. He says it takes about 35 minutes to wash one tractor and trailer.

         ♦Henry’s Foods Bob Fun Fact: Bob’s favorite Henry is Henry Aaron.  (Hall of Famers stick together.)

What a humble guy.  He’d give you the shirt off his back.  But then he’d only have three, so don’t ask.

Keep on truckin’, Bob!  Cue the confetti…




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