U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
October 15, 1997
EDITORS AND CORRESPONDENTS
I am pleased to report that today the Federal Highway Administration honored long-time highway
safety advocate Linda Householder by presenting her the coveted FHWA Public Service Award.
Ms. Householder, who founded the Professional Drivers Institute of America 14 years ago and is
still its president, was instrumental in instituting trucking awareness instruction in many high
school driver education curriculums.
In addition, on the national scene she has provided outstanding leadership through involvement
with senior citizen groups, corporations, law enforcement agencies, and many others in teaching
how to drive safely around commercial vehicles.
Ms. Householder was one of the safety experts who participated in FHWA's 1995 National Truck
and Bus Safety Summit and she has worked with the National Safety Council and others in
helping promote sharing-the-road educational campaigns.
She resides in Sandy, Utah.
George L. Reagle
Last updated October 15, 1997
Associate Administrator for Motor Carriers