K-Limited’s Candi Coate named 2016 Ohio Trucking Association Safety Professional of the Year

K-Limited Carrier, Ltd announced that Candi Coate, vice-president, safety & regulatory compliance, was selected to receive the 2016 Ohio Trucking Association Safety Professional of the Year Award. She was honored at the annual conference on September 19 in Dayton OH.

Coate has been responsible for all things safety and regulatory for more than four years at K-Limited--implementing a comprehensive train-the-trainer program, revitalizing driver orientation for incoming drivers and improving driver turnover rate.

Additionally, the company’s unsafe driving basic score as governed by the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA) dropped from 43% in 2016 to 7% in 2017. This score shows FMCSA that K-Limited has educated its employees to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. This education ensures not only are K-Limited employees safe, but they are creating safer driving conditions for the general public.

“We are so proud of Candi and her dedication to keeping our team safe. She certainly deserves this award for all of her hard work,” said Dean Kaplan, chief executive officer of K-Limited. “Keeping our employees safe as well as educating our team to keep those on the road safe is the responsibility of all motor carriers in the industry.”

Coate is a graduate of the University of Toledo and is a NATMI certified director of safety. She was elected as charwoman of the NTTC Safety & Security Council earlier this year and acted as the Eastern Region Safety Councilwoman for the organization since 2015. Previous to K-Limited, Candi spent over 17 years in the chemical industry in various roles. She enjoys spending time with her family and is a resident of the Toledo area.

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