CARBON Express Inc and Miller Transporters Inc were the latest recipients of National Tank Truck Carriers’ Outstanding Safety Performance Trophies for their calendar year 2015 safety achievements. The trophies were presented April 26 during NTTC’s 68th Annual Conference in San Diego, California.
Heil Trailer International sponsors the two trophies which recognize the best tank truck safety programs in two carrier fleet mileage divisions. Heil has been the trophy sponsor for more than 30 years.
“Heil Trailer is very proud to recognize these two winning motor carriers,” said EnTrans International’s chief executive officer, Doug Chapple. “Both companies understand the word SAFETY and what it means within our essential industry. Congratulations to both Miller Transporters and Carbon Express for bringing home the NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Awards. The two Heil trophies embody a commitment to safety that is within NTTC’s mission statement.”
Comprised of Heil Trailer International, Kalyn Siebert and SERVA, EnTrans International is a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment, and related components used in the oil and gas industry.
NTTC enhanced the program last year to recognize two outstanding safety programs instead of one because the size of a fleet does not necessarily equate to approaching safety any less stringently. The mileage-based dividing line of the fleet size categories is 15 million miles.
The Mileage Divisions are named after the association’s first two and longest-serving presidents: Austin Sutherland (1945-1972) and his successor, Cliff Harvison (1972-2005).
Miller Transporters won their 31.5-40 million mileage category, within the contest’s Harvison Division, with an accident frequency of 0.295 accidents per million miles.
This is the second Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy for the Jackson, Mississippi-based chemical hauler. The carrier received its first trophy in 2006.
In the Sutherland Division, Carbon Express, Wharton, New Jersey, was top carrier in the 3.5-5 million miles class. Carbon Express’ accident frequency of zero accidents per million miles was the winning mark in their category.
Miller Transporters’ Ray Riley and John Bowlby of Carbon Express were named NTTC Safety Professionals of the Year. They were honored for that achievement June 16 during the Safety Awards banquet at the annual meeting of NTTC’s Tank Truck Safety & Security Council in St Petersburg FL.
Judges for NTTC’s 2015 safety awards were Art Fleener, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; David Heller, Truckload Carriers Association; Lt John Holder, Michigan State Police; and Darrin Roth, American Trucking Associations. ♦