Colorado Man Named Driver of the Month at National Carriers

National Carriers, Inc. has named Chris Back of Colorado Springs, CO as Driver of the Month for June 2017. Back drives a company truck throughout the United States. He has delivered refrigerated goods to National Carrier’s customers for the past 15 years.

Back stated, “I came to NCI in 2002 as an owner operator. As I prepared to upgrade my truck last year I decided the new emission standards requirements were expensive and potentially could add high maintenance cost to my business. NCI offered me an opportunity as a company driver operating a new Kenworth T-680 tractor equipped with an automatic transmission, APU, invertor, and they pay all the operating expenses – I couldn’t pass it up!”

“Drivers ask why I stay at National Carriers. I tell them it’s a combination of steady freight, good miles, great equipment and top pay. When I’ve had a problem in the past I share it with management and it is addressed quickly. NCI has been good to me,” Back concluded.

NCI spokesperson Ed Kentner remembers Back attending orientation with his four month old daughter in tow. “When Chris attended orientation his wife and daughter joined him. The company has always had an open door policy for family involvement. His daughter, Amanda, is now fifteen years old and still rides with dad when her school schedule allows for it.”

Each Driver of the Month is a finalist for NCI Driver of the Year 2017 with each monthly winner receiving a $500 bonus. National Carriers Driver of the Year is awarded a $5000 prize at the NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, Texas in the spring of 2018.


Chris Amanda plane

Company Information

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.”  

Being part of the Elite Fleet® means enjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. We believe long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers®, one of the nation’s oldest, most respected and largest carriers. Learn about our exciting opportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers.  If you are interested in a leasing a truck, National Carriers® Leasing Division is the ideal partner to help you get started.