We’d Like to Thank Drivers for Everything They Do

As a global leader in transportation and logistics, we leverage numbers, data and statistics to ensure our customers get what they need, when they need it.  

But van operators bring other important qualities to UniGroup that can’t always be captured by a performance metric or on a spreadsheet: teamwork, enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and pride in a job well done. 

During Van Operator Appreciation Week, UniGroup would like to thank van operators for always going the extra mile and for representing our businesses so well.  After all, we couldn’t make a move without them.  

This year, members of the UniGroup home office team working in marketing, accounting, IT, human resources and other key areas will be calling each driver individually to give them a special message of thanks. Drivers who stop by our home office will also receive care packages with items donated by UniGroup and other sponsors. It’s our way of letting drivers know how much they’re appreciated during this special week – and every other week of the year. 

2022 Van Operator of the Year Awards 

Steven Mankie 

From Franklin, Massachusetts, Steven was one of this year’s recipients for his outstanding performance in the areas of customer service and safety. He has a background in hauling household goods but more recently has been focusing on the logistics side of the business.  

Get to know him better.  

John Mistretta 

From New Castle, Delaware, John has driven more than four million miles during his nearly 45 years in the industry. John feels his background in hauling household goods helped position him for success — especially when it comes to safely and efficiently loading up the truck. 

Get to know him better. 

Thanks to all our sponsors for their generosity and help in making this a special week, too!   

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