Anslum Hudlin Named 2023 Ryder Driver of the Year

Posted: July 11, 2024
Category: Industry News

Anslum Hudlin of Waco, Texas has been named Driver of the Year for the Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions business unit of Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions.

Hudlin drives for Do it Best through Ryder. Hudlin’s 43-year driving career is distinguished by nearly 3.8 million miles on the road, including almost 600,000 miles during his eight years with Ryder. Before joining Ryder, Hudlin served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a senior heavy-vehicle operator, where he honed his skills and developed a commitment to excellence that has marked his career.

The Driver of the Year winners are selected through a rigorous review process by a committee of Ryder executives, safety experts, and professional drivers. This year’s honorees were chosen for their exemplary safety, performance, and customer service throughout their careers.

“Anslum exemplifies the dedication and excellence we strive for at Do it Best,” said Outbound Operations Manager Tom Mowery. “His commitment to safety, performance, and customer service aligns perfectly with our core values. We’re incredibly proud to have him as part of our team, and this recognition underscores the impact he’s had on our industry.”

Ryder Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez also praised Hudlin’s accomplishments, “It’s an honor to have such exceptional individuals like Anslum on the Ryder team. These honorees embody the core values of our company in both their professional and personal lives.”

Beyond his professional achievements, Hudlin is also involved in his community. He and his wife have fostered over 70 children, and he serves as a deacon and youth director at his church. Hudlin also organizes fundraisers and a prom for disadvantaged students at his local high school and coaches Little League football.

About Do it Best

Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Do it Best is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber, and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of nearly $5 billion, Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X.

About Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc. is a fully integrated port-to-door logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, contract manufacturing and packaging, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, nearshoring solutions, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most recognized brands. Visit to learn more.