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Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines names Drivers of the Year

11-03-2016 06:49 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

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INDIANAPOLIS – Announced recently at its 62nd Annual Partnership Conference, five drivers were awarded top honors as Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines Drivers of the Year. These awards are given to individuals who earned the Driver of the Month award from September 2015 through August 2016 and who consistently provide superior service to Wheaton | Bekins’ customers. By their excellent records in claims, customer service and safety, these drivers are among the best in the van lines’ fleet.

Direct Lease Fleet Driver – Jim Funkhouser
Funkhouser has been with the van line for more than 18 years, and consistently receives high remarks from his customers. He earned Direct Lease Driver of the Month in September 2015. While not on the road, Funkhouser enjoys writing for the monthly driver newsletter, and is a self-published author of a book called We Were the Zonks. Funkhouser and his wife have 10 children and reside in Elberfeld, Ind.

Bekins Permanent Fleet Driver – Kevin Watkins
Watkins came into the moving and storage business 22 years ago as a helper and has worked his way up to running over the road as owner-operator. Watkins drives for Midwest Moving & Storage in Canton, Mich. He earned Permanent Fleet Driver of the Month in August 2016.

Wheaton Permanent Fleet Driver – Bob Krumpols
Bob was first qualified as a driver for Wheaton in May 2000 and has 31 years of experience in household goods. Bob drives for and co-owns with his wife, Lori, Preferred Movers of TN in Crossville, Tenn. and Preferred Movers of Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. He was previously awarded Wheaton’s Driver of the Year in 2014 and is a former recipient of the Super Van Operator award from the American Moving & Storage Association.

Bekins Intermittent Fleet Driver – Garett Thomas
Garett Thomas was selected as Driver of the Month in October 2015. He worked his way from an assistant mechanic to a driver’s helper then to a driver himself for the past six years. Thomas drives for The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. in Brooklyn, Ohio, and was named Lincoln’s Driver of the Year in 2015.

Wheaton Intermittent Fleet Driver – Bill Genshino
Genshino is a five-time driver of the month, most recently earning the honor in July this year. Despite being with the van line less than two years, Genshino has made a positive impact with his customers. Genshino drives for Mather Brothers Moving Company in Garner, N.C., and resides with his wife, Kathy, in Florida.

About Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines | Clark & Reid
Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world's most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Wheaton Van Lines now owns three household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines and Clark & Reid. The van line is now the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton, Bekins and Clark & Reid brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 370 Wheaton and Bekins agents nationwide. To learn more, visit, or

Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines
8010 Castleton Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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