Utah trucker Larry L. Luke has been named Ryder Truck Rental's national safe driver of the year, company spokesman David Dawson said Thursday.

Luke, 41, West Jordan, has driven more than 1 million accident-free miles during his 19 years as a Ryder trucker, said Dawson.The Utahn is among more than 3,000 Ryder truckers worldwide. He drives under contract for Interstate Brick Company in Salt Lake County.

As recipient of the national award, Dawson said, Luke will receive an all-expense paid trip for himself, his wife and three children to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and a $1,000 savings bond.

"Larry is among the best of the truck driving profession," said Donald Estes, Ryder Truck Rental president. "His career and safety record are examples of the excellence of drivers everywhere."