The Cora V. Taylor Safe Driving Award is annually presented to Indian Trails drivers who worked throughout the previous year while operating without a preventable accident. The award is named in honor of our company co-founder, a similarly dedicated and remarkable woman who was the first female licensed chauffeur in the United States. Mrs. Taylor was inducted into the Michigan Department of Transportation Hall of Honor in 2006, one of only a handful of females ever to be inducted.

Indian Trails recently recognized 17 drivers who completed 2022 without a preventable accident. This is a remarkable accomplishment considering the thousands of miles driven, the often dangerous weather road conditions, and the countless unsafe drivers with whom they shared the roads each day.

We’re proud to have such dedicated and professional drivers on our team and to acknowledge their accomplishments with the 2022 Cora V. Taylor Safe Driving Award.

The names of these drivers will be added to permanent plaques on display at each Indian Trails location, and all will receive a gift card in appreciation for their accomplishments. Their skill reminds us that safety is still everyone’s business in our 113th year of service. The following are the 2022 award recipients:


Tom Gates
Doug Hamlin
Jim Hill
Lauria Schultz
Gary Woods


Chris Duva
Thomas Patton


Lee Baldridge
Sandra Bates
Steve Hampton
Charles Lee
Shane Poe
Ryan Stemple


Samuel Harju
Tim Holder
Adam Massoglia
William Wilson

See the rest of Indian Trails Cora V. Taylor Award recipients listed on the plaques, shown below.