May 18, 2012
-- LOS ANGELES) –PODS truck drivers from across the U.S. recently gathered together at the Florida State Fairgrounds to complete for the title of “best PODS driver in the country.”
During the 2nd annual competition that included obstacle course driving, difficult delivery challenges and tricky PODS® container maneuvers using the company’s patented PODZILLA® hydraulic lift system, 17 PODS drivers battled to show their skills and expertise.
At the end of the day, Alberto Ortiz, a driver from PODS Los Angeles, was victorious. Ortiz, who has worked as a PODS driver for over 4 years, was awarded a large trophy, grand prize awards and company bragging rights.
“This contest is a wonderful way for our PODS drivers to engage in a friendly competition and to show off their exceptional driving and delivery skills,” said Ann Lehman, PODS interim president. “PODS takes great pride in the fact that our drivers deliver exceptional service to our customers and take great care when delivering and storing their personal belongings.”
Other PODS drivers who competed in his year’s competition were: Antonio Gonzales - Dallas, Texas, Robert Costa - Long Island, N.Y., Jim Conner - San Diego, Isaac Jorge - Tampa, Fla., Dwayne Glover- Sarasota, Fla., David Chafe - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mike Evans- Chicago, Pulemau Asoau – San Francisco, Gary Woodley – Portland, Ore., Louis Lambros – Baltimore, Larry Murphy – Greensboro, N.C., Wayne Moore – Washington D.C., Thurston Freeman - Memphis, Tenn., Sean Belter – Seattle, Dontrell Pritchett – Birmingham, Ala. and Steve Lynch – Dallas.
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 380,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1,900,000 million deliveries and has over 144,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.