Lisa Morway Wins Expediter of the Year Award for 2019
The 19th edition of Expedite Expo, the only trade show geared exclusively to the expedited trucking industry, introduced a new venue, new format, and new lineup of industry education classes. And at the close of the show on July 20 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the Expo also delivered a new Expediter of the Year award winner: Lisa Morway with V3 Transportation.
Morway was selected among a strong field of finalists that included Vanessa Schroeder with DKP Express and Hyfield Trucking's Frank and Stephanie Rebelo (who you know as "The Trucking Couple" on Youtube).
A driver for V3 Transportation, Morway was nominated by several people including V3's chief operating officer Paul Ratcliff, who wrote: "Lisa is just the type of person who does indeed go the extra mile to help those drivers in need. From giving away shower credits to helping folks wanting to know more about how to best position themselves for freight opportunities, Lisa's generosity crosses all borders, and she sets a bar that everyone at V3 feels is unparalleled in this industry."
The purpose of the Expediter of the Year award is to recognize those hard-working, professional and safety-conscious expediters on the road today who strive to make the expedite industry better and are deeply involved in serving and making a positive impact on their community.
When interviewed as a finalist for the award, Morway offered this piece of advice for expediters: "Make sure you have a good bank account to fall back on when times are slow. Pay it forward. Always pay it forward, and you'll always be taken care of."
Morway also shared her story of how she wanted to be a truck driver since she was seven years old. But after starting driving school in her early twenties, she found out she was pregnant and put her dream on hold.
Then several years later, in 2012, after her children had grown, she decided to take another run at her dream-and she hasn't looked back since.
"I'm a wanderer at heart," says Moray. "I love seeing the countryside. And the bonus is that in expediting, I get paid to do it."