Six-Time NTTC Safety Winner

Award-Winning Safety Achievements for Groendyke Transport Span Three Decades

GROENDYKE Transport Inc of Enid, Oklahoma, continues to soar in the stratosphere of tank truck safety as the six-time winner of the Outstanding Performance Trophy in the National Tank Truck Carriers' annual Tank Truck Safety Contest. The safety achievements for 1999 and 2000 represent the third time that the Oklahoma bulk carrier has received back-to-back trophies for one of the most comprehensive safety programs in the tank truck industry.

The company's award-winning safety achievements span three decades. The first two Outstanding Performance Trophies were awarded to the carrier in 1973 and 1974. Back-to-back trophies also were received in 1991 and 1992. Along with the Outstanding Performance Trophies has come a shower of other safety and quality awards. The awards help reinforce the notion that Groendyke is a top-tier carrier. The quality-driven tank truck carrier consistently makes the list of best performers in the industry and certainly is considered one of the safest.

Groendyke Transport was selected from a group of 11 carriers that had won the Grand Award in their respective mileage categories for calendar year 2000. The carrier had an accident frequency of .269 per million miles for 2000. In addition to winning the Outstanding Performance Trophy, Groendyke was the Grand Award winner in the 50-90 million miles class in the Competitive Safety Contest and the Merit Award winner in that same mileage category for the Personnel Safety Contest. The Oklahoma carrier also received a 15-year Improvement Award.

John D Groendyke is chairman of the board and president of Groendyke Transport. Steve Niswander is vice-president of safety and compliance.

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

Contest judges this year were: Joe Evans, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Carl Johnson, Compressed Gas Association; Bill Nalley, motor carrier safety consultant; and Captain Bruce Bugg, Georgia Public Service Commission.

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.

Awards to safety directors in charge of the winning programs were presented on April 12 during the NTTC Tank Truck Safety Council annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Winning companies will be recognized at NTTC's 53rd annual Conference & Tank Truck Equipment Show in Boston, Massachusetts, May 6-8.

2000 Personnel Safety Contest
Over 200 Million Miles Class
Grand Quality Carriers Inc .616
Honor Trimac Transportation System 1.27
50-90 Million Miles Class
Grand Kenan Transport Co .954
Honor Miller Transporters Inc 2.02
Merit Groendyke Transport Inc 2.96
40-50 Million Miles Class
Grand Transport Service Co .991
Honor Slay Transportation Co Inc 1.25
Merit Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc 1.48
30-40 Million Miles Class
Grand Manfredi Motor Transit Co 1.05
Honor Transwood Inc 1.69
Merit Schwerman Trucking Co 3.22
20-30 Million Miles Class
Grand Carry Transit 1.73
Honor Martin Transport Inc 2.51
Merit Truck Transport Inc 2.92
12-20 Million Miles Class
Grand Harmac Transportation Inc .493
Honor Bulk Transportation 1.72
Merit Linden Bulk Transportation Co Inc 1.74
10-12 Million Miles Class
Grand RST Industries .348
Honor HazMat Environmental Group Inc .939
Merit Usher Transport Inc 1.14
5.5-10 Million Miles Class
Grand Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corp .664
Honor Northwest Tank Lines Inc 1.47
Merit Erickson Transport Corp 4.18
Over 200 Million Miles Class
Grand Quality Carriers Inc Richard Carr
Honor Trimac Transportation System Marcel Pouliot
50-90 Million Miles Class
Grand Groendyke Transport Inc Steve Niswander
Honor A & R Transport Inc Mike Tallaksen
Merit Miller Transporters Inc Terry Malone
40-50 Million Miles Class
Grand Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc Roy Acton
Honor Logistics Express Inc Ray Takai
Merit Slay Transportation Co Inc Edward Hanks
30-40 Million Miles Class
Grand Manfredi Motor Transit Co Fred Sajewski
Honor Andrews Transport Inc Mark Bliss
Merit Suttles Truck Leasing Inc Bob Bonich
20-30 Million Miles Class
Grand Dana Transport Thomas Battista
Honor Truck Transport Inc David Davidson
Merit Carry Transit Jeffrey St Pierre
12-20 Million Miles Class
Grand Harmac Transportation Inc Curtis Roush
Honor Ergon Trucking Inc David Purvis
Merit Blue Flash Express Inc Chris Broussard
Merit Bulk Transportation Jerry Bingham
10-12 Million Miles Class
Grand HazMat Environmental Group Michael Monnin
Honor RST Industries Earle Nickerson
Merit Usher Transport Inc Mike Baker
5.5-10 Million Miles Class
Grand Dixon Bros Inc Robert Huckfeldt
Honor Roeder Cartage Co Inc Chuck Cramer
Merit Northwest Tank Lines Joe Naso
4-5.5 Million Miles Class
Grand Bork Transport Inc of Illinois Jerry Hall
Honor Tank Truck Transport Inc Patrick Doran
Merit Hoffman Transportation Inc Mike Tallaksen
2-4 Million Miles Class
Grand Great Lakes Terminal & Transport David Strein
Grand Krajack Tank Lines Inc Mark Wismer
Grand M C Tank Transport Don Frybarger
Grand Schiber Truck Company Inc Neil McInnis Jr
Grand Wikel Bulk Express Inc Michael Bagnato
Less than 2 Million Miles Class
Grand Hitchcock Bros Inc Martin Hitchcock
Grand Hoffmeier Inc Joanne Nutter
Grand Lacy's Express Inc William Gurney
Grand McKinley Trucking Co Inc Bill Halfmann
Grand Seaboard Tank Lines Inc Bob Thomas

Twelfth-Year Winners

Manfredi Motor Transit Co, Newbury OH
Schiber Truck Company Inc, Hartford IL

Eleventh-Year Winner

Schwerman Trucking Co, Milwaukee WI

Tenth-Year Winners

RST Industries, Saint John NB
Wikel Bulk Express Inc, Huron OH

Ninth-Year Winner

Great Lakes Terminal & Transport, Arlington Heights IL

Eighth-Year Winners

Bork Transport Inc of Illinois, Summit IL
M C Tank Transport Inc, West Chester OH
McKinley Trucking Co Inc, Carson City MI
Seaboard Tank Lines Inc, Dunmore PA

Seventh-Year Winners

Erickson Transport Corp, Springfield MO
Wynne Transport Service Inc, Omaha NE

Sixth-Year Winner

Hoffmeier Inc, Tulsa OK

Fifth-Year Winners

Logistics Express Inc, Orange CA
Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc, Houston TX
Schneider National Bulk, Green Bay WI
Stahly Cartage Co, Edwardsville IL

Fourth-Year Winners

Ergon Trucking Inc, Jackson MS
Fort Edward Express Co Inc, Fort Edward NY

Third-Year Winners

Bulk Transportation, Walnut CA
HazMat Environmental Group Inc, Lackawanna NY
Island Transportation Corp, West Babylon NY
Quality Carriers Inc, Tampa FL

Second-Year Winners

A & R Transport Inc, Joliet IL
B-H Transfer Co, Sandersville GA
CLI Transport LLP, Altoona PA
Dana Transport, Avenel NJ
Dixon Bros Inc, Newcastle WY
Hahn Transportation Inc, New Market MD
Harmac Transportation Inc, Concord ON
Krajack Tank Lines Inc, Keasbey NJ
TransWood Inc, Omaha NE
United Petroleum Transports Inc, Oklahoma City OK

First-Year Winners

Advantage Tank Lines Inc, Canton OH
Blue Flash Express Inc, Zachary LA
Carry Transit, Bridgeview IL
Foodliner Inc, Dubuque IA
Hoffman Transportation Inc, Morris IL

2000 Competitive Safety Contest
Over 200 Million Miles Class
Grand Quality Carriers Inc .438
Honor Trimac Transportation System .479
50-90 Million Miles Class
Grand Groendyke Transport Inc .269
Honor A & R Transport Inc .306
Merit Miller Transporters Inc .519
40-50 Million Miles Class
Grand Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc .338
Honor Logistics Express Inc .388
Merit Slay Transportation Co Inc .422
30-40 Million Miles Class
Grand Manfredi Motor Transit Co .251
Honor Andrews Transport Inc .446
Merit Suttles Truck Leasing Inc .602
20-30 Million Miles Class
Grand Dana Transport .138
Honor Truck Transport Inc .525
Merit Carry Transit .536
12-20 Million Miles Class
Grand Harmac Transportation Inc .082
Honor Ergon Trucking Inc .321
Merit Blue Flash Express Inc .365
Merit Bulk Transportation .365
10-12 Million Miles Class
Grand HazMat Environmental Group Inc 0.00
Honor RST Industries .099
Merit Usher Transport Inc .170
5.5-10 Million Miles Class
Grand Dixon Bros Inc .134
Honor Roeder Cartage Co Inc .167
Merit Northwest Tank Lines .340
4-5.5 Million Miles Class
Grand Bork Transport Inc of Illinois 0.00
Honor Tank Truck Transport Inc .200
Merit Hoffman Transportation Inc .242
2-4 Million Miles Class
Grand Great Lakes Terminal & Transport 0.00
Grand Krajack Tank Lines Inc 0.00
Grand M C Tank Transport Inc 0.00
Grand Schiber Truck Company Inc 0.00
Grand Wikel Bulk Express Inc 0.00
Less than 2 Million Miles Class
Grand Hitchcock Bros Inc 0.00
Grand Hoffmeier Inc 0.00
Grand Lacy's Express Inc 0.00
Grand McKinley Trucking Co Inc 0.00
Grand Seaboard Tank Lines Inc 0.00
2000 Awards to Officials in Charge of Safety
4-5.5 Million Miles Class
Grand Bork Transport Inc of Illinois 0.00
Grand Tank Truck Transport Inc 0.00
Merit North American Bulk Transport Inc 1.43
2-4 Million Miles Class
Grand Great Lakes Terminal & Transport Corp 0.00
Grand A J Weigand Inc 0.00
Grand Wikel Bulk Express Inc 0.00
Less than 2 Million Miles Class
Grand Hitchcock Bros Inc 0.00
Grand Lacy's Express Inc 0.00
Grand The Maxwell Co 0.00

2000 Improvement Contest

Twenty-Fifth Year Winner

Rogers Cartage Co, Channahon IL

Twenty-First Year Winner

Miller Transporters Inc, Jackson MS

Nineteenth-Year Winner

Truck Transport Inc, St Louis MO

Eighteenth-Year Winner

Highway Transport Inc, Knoxville TN

Sixteenth-Year Winners

Hitchcock Bros Inc, Canaan CT
Kenan Transport Co, Chapel Hill NC
Usher Transport Inc, Paducah KY

Fifteenth-Year Winner

Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK

Fourteenth-Year Winner

Lacy's Express Inc, Pedricktown NJ

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