2014 Route Driver of the Year Official Contest Rules

Nominations for entries must be submitted via an online nomination form:

  • Nominations must include route driver name, company name, address and telephone of the nominee as well as the name, company name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the nomination.
  • Nominations for route driver of the year will be accepted from any employee of an active vending/office coffee service operation or customers of a vending/office coffee service. Route drivers may nominate themselves.
  • Nominees must be employed as a route driver of a vending/office coffee service operation on April 30, 2015.  
  • Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2014.
  • Entries will be reviewed by Automatic Merchandiser personnel, ("the Judges").  Nominations will be made online, using a questionnaire designed to be fast and easy. The questionnaire will address the route drivers' abilities in regard to sales, safety, customer service and overall performance.
  •  In the event of a tie, tied entries will be re-judged on the basis of examples and comments about performance.
  • The decisions of Judges are final in all matters relating to the Contest.
  • Prize will be awarded to the nominee — not the nominator.
  • Quarterly finalists will be featured in one (1) page profiles in Automatic Merchandiser (AM) magazine in 2014. The 2014 Route Driver of the Year winner will be profiled, along with the winner's company in the April, 2015 issue of AM.
  • Every Route Driver nominee will receive a baseball cap embroidered with the AM logo and the words:Route Driver of the Year NOMINEE.
  • Each quarterly finalist will receive a $250 cash prize. In April 2015, The Vending Route Driver of the Year winner will receive a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nev. to attend the NAMA OneShow and receive their award at a ceremony sponsored by Mondelez International. - estimated value $1,400.
  • The Route Driver of the Year winner will also receive a flat-screen TV.
  • Employees of Automatic Merchandiser, and their parent company, Cygnus Business Media, nor Mondelez International and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to win the Route Driver of the Year Award.