Laura Wilson of Lawrence Transportation Systems Named Van Operator of the Year

Staunton, VA – (March 14, 2023) – Laura Wilson of Lawrence Transportation Systems out of Staunton, Virginia, was awarded United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for the Household Goods East region. The award recognizes Wilson’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. United Van Line’s President and CEO Jason Mills alongside Chairman of the Board Charles W. McDaniel presented the award at the Company’s recent Learning Conference held in St. Louis.    

Wilson found her love for the trucking industry through her husband, Ronald. In her pursuit to find a career change, Laura looked to her husband for inspiration. Ronald has been active in the moving industry for over 20 years and dreamed of owning his own truck to take business to the next level. With his constant traveling, Wilson said to her husband “Why don’t I drive you to work every day?” The wife and husband duo have worked and traveled through 48 states for the last nine years together.  

“This accomplishment leaves me speechless as it’s a prestigious award,” Wilson said. “I didn’t seek this out but making the customers happy and the love for seeing the country and its sights bring me true joy.” 

“The secret to our exceptional service is the van operators in our network,” Jason Mills said. “Here at United Van Lines, we don’t underestimate the effort, professionalism and dedication of drivers. We are privileged to honor Laura Wilson for her unwavering commitment and customer service with the 2022 Van Operator of the Year award.” 

There are more than 3,900 driving professionals in the United Van Lines network, and Wilson was one of the three winners this year. The Van Operator of the Year began in the late 1970s to recognize the men and women who sacrifice so much for a life on the road and who help other families through one of the most stressful times in their lives.    

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