Robert Bryant of Safeway Logistics Named Van Operator of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – (March 11, 2024) – Robert Bryant of Safeway Logistics out of Indianapolis was awarded this year’s United Van Lines Van Operator of the Year for the Logistics category. The award recognizes Bryant’s excellent performance in the areas of customer service and safety. The Company honored Bryant at their recent award ceremony. 

Robert Bryan Van Operator of the Year 2023 - United Van Lines

Bryant’s career began in the military, where he worked as a mechanic specializing in planes and trucks. His skills and craft later led him to the trucking industry. However, the luxury of being his own boss and traveling the world is what keeps him in the industry. After years of delivering special commodities, he later joined Safeway Logistics in his hometown of Indianapolis to be closer to his family.  

When asked what receiving this award meant to him, Bryant said, “I do what I do every day as a job, but it’s nice to know someone took notice and appreciates what I do.”

“Receiving the 2024 Van Operator of the Year award speaks directly to the commitment of our driving professionals,” President and CEO Jason Mills said. “They deliver exceptional service and invaluable support to our customers. Working long days and nights can sometimes feel like a thankless job; however, our winners actively demonstrate the values and commitment our Company’s mission.”   

During his time off the road, Bryant enjoys cooking his infamous brisket for his family. 

There are more than 3,900 driving professionals in the United Van Lines network, and Bryant 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.   

About Safeway Logistics  

Safeway Logistics has been serving the specialized product industry since 1979. Our focus is on the commercial side of shipping, handling, and warehousing high-value products and items requiring special handling. All of our resources, from personnel to facilities and equipment are dedicated to managing the supply chain through various programs like liftgate or pad wrap FTL and Less than Load services, specialized flatbed, warehousing and inventory management, reverse logistics, break bulk or consolidation, rollouts, yard management and more value-added services. 

About United Van Lines  

United Van Lines is America’s #1 Mover®. United Van Lines offers a full range of moving solutions. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, United Van Lines maintains a network of 300 affiliated agencies. For more information about United Van Lines visit: or find us on social @unitedvanlines or @unitedvanlines