After more than one million miles of accident-free driving spanning 19 years behind the wheel, truck driver Larry L. Luke has been named Driver of the Year by Ryder Distribution Resources, a division of the giant Ryder Truck Rental company.

Luke, 41, who drives for Interstate Brick Co. in West Jordan, was selected from among more than 3,000 Ryder drivers.

Ryder Truck Rental is the world's largest truck leasing and rental company and also a leading provider of other highway transportation services.

"Mr. Luke is among the best of the truck-driving profession," said Ryder President Donald W. Estes. "His career performance and safety record are examples of the excellence of drivers everywhere."