Warren Erxleben and Eric Jensvold were chosen by Decker Truck Line Inc. as its 2011 drivers of the year.
They were presented with plaques and jackets by company president Don Decker during a ceremony at the company's Fort Dodge headquarters. Both men will also receive an additional 1-cent-per-mile pay increase for 12 months on all dispatched miles.
Erxleben, who was named 2011 Flatbed Driver of the Year, was originally selected as driver of the month in that category in July. A six-year Decker veteran, Erxleben and wife Vicki are the parents of four children, ages 15 to 25.
Jensvold, who was named Reefer-Van Driver of the Year, was also selected as driver of the month in that category in July. He and wife Diane have two daughters and one grandson. He has driven for Decker for 21 years.
Three drivers were also recognized for outstanding performance in 2011 for achieving 2 million safe miles. Gary Geisinger, John McCleney and Doug Blair each received a Million Mile plaque and jacket.