Jack B Kelley wins first Outstanding Performance Trophy

With an impressive frequency of just .166 accidents per million miles for 2008, Jack B Kelley Inc, Amarillo, Texas, won the Outstanding Performance Trophy in the National Tank Truck Carriers 2008 Tank Truck Safety Contest. This is the first time the specialty gases hauler has won the prestigious NTTC award.

Jack B Kelley was selected from a group of 23 carriers that won the Grand Award in their respective mileage categories for the calendar year. The carrier also is taking home the Grand Award as the winner in the “24 to 33 million miles class” in the Competitive Safety Contest and a fourth year improvement award.

The management team leading the winning company includes Ken Kelley, chief executive officer; Mark Davis, president; and Lee Drury, safety director.

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

Contest judges this year were: Charles Hochman, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; Joe DeLorenzo, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Tom Schick, American Chemistry Council; and Trooper Scott Maguire, Massachusetts State Police.

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 2008, the cumulative DOT accident frequency for participants in the NTTC's Annual Safety Contest was 0.544. This represents a slight increase over an average frequency of 0.513 accidents per million miles traveled in 2007. It is important to remember that that these figures are for the companies that participated in the safety contest, not for the tank truck industry overall. In the contest year 2007, NTTC had 99 entrants traveling 2.54 billion miles; and last year those numbers reflect 91 entrants accumulating 2.44 billion miles.

Awards to safety directors in charge of the winning programs were presented at the NTTC Tank Truck Safety Council annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in April. Winning companies will be recognized at NTTC's 61st Annual Conference & Tank Truck Equipment Show in San Diego, California, May 10-12.

2008 COMPETITIVE SAFETY CONTEST

Over 100 Million Miles Class
GRAND Trimac Transportation Services .381
HONOR Ruan Transportation Management Systems .559
MERIT Quality Distribution Inc .566
50-85 Million Miles Class
GRAND Flying J Transportation .398
HONOR A&R Transport Inc .399
MERIT Superior Carriers Inc .431
33-50 Million Miles Class
GRAND Liquid Transport Corp .321
HONOR DistTech Inc .333
MERIT Slay Transportation Co Inc .373
24-33 Million Miles Class
GRAND Jack B Kelley Inc .166
HONOR Venezia Hauling Inc .256
MERIT Tidewater Transit Co Inc .297
16-24 Million Miles Class
GRAND Dana Transport .273
HONOR Ergon Trucking Inc .275
MERIT Usher Transport Inc .435
10-16 Million Miles Class
GRAND CLI Transport LP .289
HONOR Wynne Transport Service Inc .416
MERIT Kane Transport Inc .432
7-10 Million Miles Class
GRAND Andrews Logistics Inc .123
HONOR Cox Petroleum Transportation .211
MERIT Blue Flash Express LLC .227
4.5-7 Million Miles Class
GRAND Gazelle Transportation 0.00
GRAND G&D Trucking/Hoffman Transportation 0.00
GRAND McKinley Trucking 0.00
3-4.5 Million Miles Class
GRAND BRT Inc 0.00
GRAND Frontier Transport NA LP 0.00
GRAND H O Bouchard 0.00
Less than 3 Million Miles Class
GRAND Bulk Carriers Inc 0.00
GRAND Hoffmeier Inc 0.00
GRAND Lacy's Express Inc 0.00
GRAND Occidental Energy Transportation LLC 0.00
GRAND Quick-Way Inc 0.00
GRAND Vickery Transportation Inc 0.00
GRAND Wynstar Inc 0.00
International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Tandet Logistics Inc 0.00
HONOR RST Industries Limited .239
MERIT Harmac Transportation Inc .253
International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Cooney's Farm Services LTD 0.00
GRAND Tank Truck Transport Inc 0.00
MERIT Gorski Bulk Transport Inc .645

2008 PERSONNEL SAFETY CONTEST

Over 100 Million Miles Class
GRAND Quality Distribution Inc 1.13
HONOR Trimac Transportation Services 2.18
MERIT Ruan Transportation Management Systems 3.48
50-85 Million Miles Class
GRAND Transport Service Co 0.10
HONOR Schneider National Bulk 0.95
MERIT Flying J Transportation LLC 1.93
33-50 Million Miles Class
GRAND Linden Bulk Transportation Co Inc 0.65
HONOR Miller Transporters Inc 0.90
MERIT United Petroleum Transports Inc 1.05
24-33 Million Miles Class
GRAND Dupré Logistics LLC 0.35
HONOR Service Transport Company 1.28
MERIT Transwood Inc 1.42
16-24 Million Miles Class
GRAND Andrews Transport LP 0.84
HONOR TransWood Logistics Inc 0.89
MERIT Usher Transport Inc 0.99
10-16 Million Miles Class
GRAND Kane Transport Inc 0.86
HONOR Questliner 1.55
MERIT Johnsrud Transport 1.82
7-10 Million Miles Class
GRAND Blue Flash Express LLC 0.00
HONOR Andrews Logistics Inc 0.60
MERIT Cox Petroleum Transport 0.63
4.5-7 Million Miles Class
GRAND Hoffman Transportation 0.00
GRAND Bork Transport of Illinois 0.00
MERIT Gazelle Transportation 0.67
3-4.5 Million Miles Class
GRAND First Choice Logistics 0.00
GRAND Schiber Truck Company Inc 0.00
MERIT H O Bouchard Inc 0.68
Less than 3 Million Miles Class
GRAND Bulk Carriers Inc 0.00
GRAND Hoffmeier Inc 0.00
GRAND Lacy's Express Inc 0.00
GRAND Occidental Energy Transportation LLC 0.00
GRAND Quick-Way Inc 0.00
GRAND Regional Enterprises Inc 0.00
GRAND Vickery Transportation Inc 0.00
GRAND Wynstar Inc 0.00
International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Harmac Transportation Inc 1.14
HONOR RST Industries Limited 1.15
MERIT Tandet Logistics 2.65
International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Cooney's Farm Services Ltd 0.00
GRAND Gorski Bulk Transport 0.00
GRAND Tank Carrier Services 0.00
GRAND Tank Truck Transport 0.00

2008 COMPETITIVE SAFETY CONTEST - SAFETY OFFICIALS

Over 100 Million Miles Class
GRAND Trimac Transportation Services Neil Voorhees, USA Marcel Pouliot, Canada
HONOR Ruan Transportation Management Systems Ralph Arthur
MERIT Quality Distribution Inc Bob Bonnett
50-85 Million Miles Class
GRAND Flying J Transportation Michael Baldwin
HONOR A&R Transport Inc Wes VanBruggen
MERIT Superior Carriers Inc Randy Vaughn
33-50 Million Miles Class
GRAND Liquid Transport Corp Mark Johnson
HONOR DistTech Inc William J Skomrock Jr
MERIT Slay Transportation Co Inc Edward O. Hanks
24-33 Million Miles Class
GRAND Jack B Kelley Inc Lee Drury
HONOR Venezia Hauling Inc Thomas B Grafer
MERIT Tidewater Transit Co Inc Bruce Carrington
16-24 Million Miles Class
GRAND Dana Transport Tom Battista
HONOR Ergon Trucking Inc David R Purvis
MERIT Usher Transport Inc Michael E Baker
10-16 Million Miles Class
GRAND CLI Transport LP John Tippery
HONOR Wynne Transport Service Inc Alan Roberts
MERIT Kane Transport Inc Pete Kane
7-10 Million Miles Class
GRAND Andrews Logistics Inc Griff Odgers
HONOR Cox Petroleum Transportation Mike Ferrill
MERIT Blue Flash Express LLC Steven M Lennox
4.5-7 Million Miles Class
GRAND Gazelle Transportation Brian Erquhart
GRAND G&D Trucking/Hoffman Transportation Mike Tallaksen
GRAND McKinley Trucking Bill Halfmann
3-4.5 Million Miles Class
GRAND BRT Inc Richard G Graybeal
GRAND Frontier Transport NA LP Karen Kay
GRAND H O Bouchard Stephen Whitcomb
Less than 3 Million Miles Class
GRAND Bulk Carriers Inc Roger K Ites
GRAND Hoffmeier Inc Kimberly Gonzalez
GRAND Lacy's Express Inc Earle O Kubat
GRAND Occidental Energy Transportation LLC Christopher Broussard
GRAND Quick-Way Inc Erica Dunn
GRAND Vickery Transportation Inc Paul Baute
GRAND Wynstar Inc John Simatovich
International — Over 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Tandet Logistics Inc Dave Herdman
HONOR RST Industries Limited Darrel Nickerson
MERIT Harmac Transportation Inc Harv Roberts
International — Less than 5 Million Miles Class
GRAND Cooney's Farm Services LTD Douglas Coonfer
GRAND Tank Truck Transport Inc David Kelday
MERIT Gorski Bulk Transport Inc Bernard Gorski

2008 IMPROVEMENT CONTEST

TWENTY-SECOND YEAR WINNER

Transport Service Co, Oak Brook IL

TWENTY-FIRST YEAR WINNER

Usher Transport, Inc, Louisville KY

TWENTIETH YEAR WINNER

Liquid Transport Corp, Indianapolis IN

NINETEENTH YEAR WINNERS

Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK

Lacy's Express Inc, Pedricktown NJ

SIXTEENTH YEAR WINNER

Schwerman Trucking Co, Milwaukee WI

FOURTEENTH YEAR WINNERS

Ee-Jay Motor Transports Inc, East St Louis IL

RST Industries, Saint John NB

THIRTEENTH YEAR WINNERS

Commercial Transport, Inc, Belleville IL

Slay Transportation Co Inc, St Louis MO

Trimac Transportation Services, Calgary AB & Houston TX

TWELFTH YEAR WINNERS

Enterprise Transportation Company, Houston TX

M C Tank Transport Inc, West Chester OH

McKinley Trucking Co Inc, Carson City MI

ELEVENTH YEAR WINNERS

Hoffmeier Inc, Tulsa OK

Linden Bulk Transportation Co Inc, Linden NJ

TENTH YEAR WINNERS

Island Transportation Corp, West Babylon NY

Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc, Houston TX

North American Bulk Transport Inc, Milwaukee WI

NINTH YEAR WINNERS

Andrews Transport LP, Fort Worth TX

Stahly Cartage Co, Edwardsville IL

EIGHTH YEAR WINNERS

Ergon Trucking Inc, Jackson MS

Harmac Transportation Inc, North York ON

Kane Transport Inc, Sauk Centre MN

SEVENTH YEAR WINNERS

CLI Transport LP, Claysburg PA

Dana Transport, Avenel NJ

R O Harrell Inc, South Boston VA

Transwood Inc, Omaha NE

SIXTH YEAR WINNERS

B-H Transfer Co, Sandersville GA

Blue Flash Express LLC, Zachary LA

Bulkmatic Transport Company, Griffith IN

ITL (Iowa Tanklines Inc), Ankeny IA

FIFTH YEAR WINNERS

Grammer Industries Inc, Grammer IN

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Des Moines IA

FOURTH YEAR WINNERS

Andrews Logistics Inc, Irving TX

Foodliner Inc, Dubuque IA

Jack B Kelley Inc, Amarillo TX

Northwest Tank Lines Inc, Langley BC

THIRD YEAR WINNERS

Cox Petroleum Transportation, Bakersfield CA

Elliott Truck Line Inc, Vinita OK

Horizon Tank Lines Inc, Durham NC

LCL Bulk Transport Inc, Green Bay WI

Martin Transport Inc, Kilgore TX

Quality Distribution, Tampa FL

Regional Enterprises Inc, Hopewell VA

Roeder Cartage Co Inc, Lima OH

Tank Carrier Services Inc, Mississauga ON

Truck Transport Inc, St Louis MO

Vickery Transportation Inc, Vickery OH

SECOND YEAR WINNERS

Abenaqui Carriers, North Hampton NH

Bulk Carriers Inc, Omaha NE

Bulk Transportation, Walnut CA

Fort Transfer Company, Morton IL

Flying J Transportation LLC, Ogden UT

Johnsrud Transport Inc, Des Moines IA

Material Delivery Service Inc, Pelham AL

Occidental Energy Transportation LLC, Houston TX

Tidewater Transit Co Inc, Kinston NC

FIRST YEAR WINNERS

Bulk Transport Company, Fenton MO

First Choice Logistics Inc, Chicago IL

Hercules Transport Inc, Choudrant LA

Penn Tank Lines Inc, Chester Springs PA

Petroleum Transport Company Inc, Pilot Mountain NC

Quick-Way, Inc, Ludington MI

Royal Tank Lines, Barrie ON

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