RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Rawlins man who takes veterans to the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne twice a week is the Disabled American Veterans' driver of the year.

Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Cheyenne is one of the worst stretches of road in the state when bad weather hits. However, Joe Lucero has never canceled a trip because of the weather or any other reason during his three years as a volunteer.

The Vietnam veteran was a truck driver and says he never was in accident during his 18-year career on the road. The Rawlins Daily Times (http://bit.ly/GSfLic ) reported Friday that he has logged more than 75,000 since becoming a DAV van driver.

Lucero will be honored by the DAV next month.