First trophy

WITH AN accident frequency of 0.300 accidents per million miles for 2006, Miller Transporters Inc of Jackson, Mississippi, won the Outstanding Performance Trophy in the National Tank Truck Carriers 2006 Tank Truck Safety Contest. This is the first time the chemical hauler has won the prestigious NTTC award.

Miller Transporters was selected from a group of 18 carriers that won the Grand Award in their respective mileage categories for the calendar year. The fleet also is taking home the Grand Award as the winner in the “29 to 36 million miles class” in the Competitive Safety Contest, the Grand Award in that same mileage category for the Personnel Safety Contest, and a 24th year improvement award.

The management team leading the winning company includes Scott F Miller, president; Terry Malone, vice- president of Risk Management; and Ray Riley, safety director.

The Outstanding Performance Trophy is awarded annually by Heil Trailer International of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is presented to the carrier that is judged to have had the best comprehensive safety program in the tank truck industry during the previous year.

Contest judges this year were: Melissa Townsend, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Alan Roberts, Dangerous Goods Advisory Council; David Heller, Truckload Carriers Association; and Rick Gobbell, Gobbell Safety Services.

NTTC conducts four annual safety contests. These include a Competitive Safety Contest in which carriers compete in separate mileage classes; the Safety Improvement Contest in which a carrier competes against its own record for the previous year; a Personnel Safety Contest that is based on injuries per hours worked; and the Outstanding Performance Contest.

For the year 2006, the cumulative DOT accident frequency for participants in NTTC's Annual Safety Contest was 0.545. This average represents a substantial decrease below an average ratio of 0.570 accidents per million miles traveled in 2005. It is important to remember that these figures are for the companies that took part in the safety contest, not for the tank truck industry overall. In the contest year 2005, NTTC had 89 entrants traveling 2.4 billion miles; last year those numbers reflected 95 entrants accumulating 2.55 billion miles.

Awards to safety directors in charge of the winning programs were presented at the NTTC Tank Truck Safety Council annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April. Winning companies will be recognized at NTTC's 59th Annual Conference & Tank Truck Equipment Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 7-9.

2006 COMPETITIVE SAFETY CONTEST
▪ Over 100 Million Miles Class
Grand Trimac Transportation .397
Honor The Kenan Advantage Group Inc .565
Merit Quality Carriers Inc .817
▪ 50 - 85 Million Miles Class
Grand A & R Transport Inc .195
Honor Ruan Transportation Management Systems .467
Merit Enterprise Transportation Co .530
▪ 36 - 50 Million Miles Class
Grand Logistics Express Inc. .219
Honor Distribution Technologies Inc .278
Merit Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc .298
▪ 29 - 36 Million Miles Class
Grand Miller Transporters, Inc .300
Honor Tidewater Transit Co Inc .498
Merit McKenzie Tank Lines Inc .505
▪ 15 - 29 Million Miles Class
Grand Wynne Transport Service Inc .120
Honor Andrews Transport LP .223
Merit Dana Transport .236
▪ 12 - 15 Million Miles Class
Grand CLI Transport LP .231
Honor Cox Petroleum Transportation .306
Merit Rogers Cartage Co .348
▪ 8 - 12 Million Miles Class
Grand Hazmat Environmental Group Inc .123
Honor Johnsrud Transport, Inc .186
Merit Heniff Transportation Systems Inc .418
▪ 5 - 8 Million Miles Class
Grand 4 Star Bulk Transport Inc 0.00
Grand H.O. Bouchard Inc 0.00
Grand Hoffman Transportation LLC 0.00
▪ 3 - 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Schiber Truck Company Inc .257
Honor Frontier Logistics LP .308
Merit Great Lakes Terminal & Transport Corp .461
▪ Less than 3 Million Miles Class
Grand Bulk Carriers Inc 0.00
Grand Elliott Truck Line Inc 0.00
Grand Occidental Energy Transportation LLC 0.00
Grand Regional Enterprises Inc 0.00
▪ International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Gorski Bulk Transport Inc .195
Honor Northwest Tank Lines Inc .267
Merit RST Industries Limited .343
▪ International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Cooney's Farm Services Ltd 0.00
Grand Tank Carrier Services 0.00
2006 PERSONNEL SAFETY CONTEST
▪ Over 100 Million Miles Class
Grand Trimac Transportation Services Inc 1.03
Honor Quality Carriers Inc 1.05
Merit The Kenan Advantage Group Inc 2.49
▪ 50 - 85 Million Miles Class
Grand Transport Service Co 0.68
Honor A & R Transport Inc 1.20
Merit Ruan Transportation Management Systems 1.45
▪ 36 - 50 Million Miles Class
Grand Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc 0.76
Honor Liquid Transport Corp 1.49
Merit Transwood Inc 1.64
▪ 29 - 36 Million Miles Class
Grand Miller Transporters Inc 0.93
Honor United Petroleum Transports Inc 0.96
Merit Jack B Kelley Inc 1.68
▪ 15 - 29 Million Miles Class
Grand Usher Transport Inc 0.44
Honor Andrews Transport LP 0.73
Merit Dupre' Transport LLC 0.91
▪ 12 - 15 Million Miles Class
Grand Cox Petroleum Transportation 1.18
Honor Rogers Cartage Co 2.32
Merit CLI Transport LP 3.55
▪ 8 - 12 Million Miles Class
Grand Bork Transport of Illinois 0.00
Honor Johnsrud Transport Inc 0.50
Merit Heniff Transportation Systems Inc 0.56
▪ 5 - 8 Million Miles Class
Grand Grammer Industries Inc 0.00
Grand Hoffman Transportation LLC 0.00
Merit Andrews Logistics Inc 0.97
▪ 3 - 5 Million Miles Class
Grand A J Weigand Inc 0.00
Grand Frontier Logistics LP 0.00
Grand Schiber Truck Company Inc 0.00
▪ Less than 3 Million Miles Class
Grand Bulk Carriers Inc 0.00
Grand Hitchcock Brothers Inc 0.00
Grand Lacy's Express Inc 0.00
Grand Occidental Energy Transportation LLC 0.00
Grand Vickery Transportation Inc 0.00
▪ International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Northwest Tank Lines Inc 1.09
Honor RST Industries Limited 1.82
▪ International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Cooney's Farm Services Ltd 0.00
Grand Tank Carrier Services 0.00
2006 COMPETITIVE SAFETY CONTEST - SAFETY OFFICIALS
▪ Over 100 Million Miles Class
Grand Trimac Transportation ServicesNeil Voorhees, USA Len Comtois, Canada
Honor The Kenan Advantage Group Inc Becky Perlaky
Merit Quality Carriers Inc Bob Bonnett
▪ 50 - 85 Million Miles Class
Grand A & R Transport Inc Mike Tallaksen
Honor Ruan Transportation Management Systems Burt Clearwater
Merit Enterprise Transportation Co Nolan Everitt
▪ 36 - 50 Million Miles Class
Grand Logistics Express Inc Leslie Jensen
Honor Distribution Technologies Inc Randy Vaughn
Merit Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc Roy Acton
▪ 29 - 36 Million Miles Class
Grand Miller Transporters Inc Ray Riley
Honor Tidewater Transit Co Inc Bruce Carrington
Merit McKenzie Tank Lines Inc Richard L Healy
▪ 15 - 29 Million Miles Class
Grand Wynne Transport Service Inc David Dailey
Honor Andrews Transport LP Mark Bliss
Merit Dana Transport Thomas Battista
▪ 12 - 15 Million Miles Class
Grand CLI Transport LP John Tippery
Honor Cox Petroleum Transportation Mike Ferrill
Merit Rogers Cartage Co Timothy Yauck
▪ 8 - 12 Million Miles Class
Grand Hazmat Environmental Group Inc Nancy J Copelin
Honor Johnsrud Transport Inc Jon Osborn
Merit Heniff Transportation Systems Inc Kenneth E Pate
▪ 5 - 8 Million Miles Class
Grand 4 Star Bulk Transport Inc Ken Weaver
Grand H O Bouchard Inc Stephen Whitcomb
Grand Hoffman Transportation LLC Mike Tallaksen
▪ 3 - 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Schiber Truck Company Inc Neil McInnis Jr
Honor Frontier Logistics LP Karen Kay
Merit Great Lakes Terminal & Transport Corp David Strein
▪ Less than 3 Million Miles Class
Grand Bulk Carriers Inc Roger K Ites
Grand Elliott Truck Line Inc Todd Fimple
Grand Occidental Energy Transportation LLC Christopher Broussard
Grand Regional Enterprises Inc James Cummings Jr
▪ International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Gorski Bulk Transport Inc Bernard S Gorski
Honor Northwest Tank Lines Inc Bill Barnard
Merit RST Industries Limited Darrel Nickerson
▪ International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
Grand Cooney's Farm Services Ltd Douglas Coonfer
Gran Tank Carrier Services Patrick Doran

2006 IMPROVEMENT CONTEST

TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR WINNER

Rogers Cartage Co, Milwaukee WI

TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR WINNER

McKenzie Tank Lines Inc, Tallahassee FL

TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR WINNER

Miller Transporters Inc, Jackson MS

TWENTY-THIRD YEAR WINNER

Highway Transport Inc, Knoxville TN

NINETEENTH YEAR WINNER

Liquid Transport Corp, Indianapolis IN

EIGHTEENTH YEAR WINNER

Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK

SIXTEENTH YEAR WINNER

Distribution Technologies, Inc, Newbury OH

FIFTEENTH YEAR WINNER

Schwerman Trucking Co, Milwaukee WI

THIRTEENTH YEAR WINNER

EE-Jay Motor Transports Inc, East St Louis IL

TWELFTH YEAR WINNERS

Eagle Transport Corp, Rocky Mount NC
Slay Transportation Co Inc, St Louis MO

ELEVENTH YEAR WINNER

Enterprise Transportation Co, Houston TX

TENTH YEAR WINNER

Schneider National Bulk, Green Bay WI

NINTH YEAR WINNERS

Island Transportation Corp, West Babylon NY
Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc, Houston TX

EIGHTH YEAR WINNERS

Andrews Transport LP, Ft Worth TX
Stahly Cartage Co, Edwardsville IL

SEVENTH YEAR WINNERS

Ergon Trucking Inc, Jackson MS
Kane Transport Inc, Sauk Centre MN

SIXTH YEAR WINNERS

CLI Transport LP, Claysburg PA
Dana Transport, Avenel NJ
HazMat Environmental Group Inc, Lackawanna NY
Transwood, Inc, Omaha NE

FIFTH YEAR WINNERS

B-H Transfer Co, Sandersville GA
Bulkmatic Transport Co, Griffith IN
Gorski Bulk Transport Inc, Oldcastle ON, Canada
Hoffman Transportation LLC, Channahon IL

FOURTH YEAR WINNERS

Grammer Industries Inc, Grammer IN
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Des Moines IA

THIRD YEAR WINNERS

Andrews Logistics Inc, Irving TX
Cooney's Farm Services Ltd, High River AB, Canada
The Kenan Advantage Group Inc, Canton OH
Northwest Tank Lines Inc, Langley BC, Canada

SECOND YEAR WINNERS

4 Star Bulk Transport Inc, Raymond NH
Cox Petroleum Transportation, Bakersfield CA
Elliott Truck Line, Inc, Vinita OK
Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc, Jacksonville FL
Gazelle Transportation, Inc, Bakersfield CA
Heniff Transportation Systems Inc, Alsip IL
Horizon Tank Lines Inc, Durham NC
J & M Tank Lines Inc, Americus GA
Regional Enterprises Inc, Hopewell VA
Roeder Cartage Co Inc, Lima OH
Solar Transport Inc, West Des Moines IA
Startrans Inc, Harleyville SC
Tank Carrier Services Inc, Mississauga ON, Canada
Truck Transport Inc, St Louis MO
Venezia Hauling Inc, Royersford PA

FIRST YEAR WINNERS

A & R Transport Inc, Joliet IL
Abenaqui Carriers, North Hampton NH
Bork Transport of Illinois, Summit IL
Bulk Carriers Inc, Omaha NE
Flying J Transportation LLC, Ogden UT
Frontier Logistics LP, Morris IL
H O Bouchard Inc, Hampden ME
Johnsrud Transport Inc, Des Moines IA
Logistics Express Inc, Orange CA
Occidental Energy Transportation LLC, Houston TX
Southern Tank Transport Inc, Holly Hill SC
Wynne Transport Service Inc, Omaha NE

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