CLI Transport, Altoona PA, has been named the winner of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) 2003 National Truck Safety Contest, representing small fleets. The tank truck carrier was judged to have the best overall safety programs and records of safety initiatives among contest entries.
"This is the first award of its kind for CLI Transport, a fleet with less than 25 million annual operating miles," ATA stated. "CLI applies the personal touch to its safety efforts, giving every employee the personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, both on and off the job. And CLI provides the latest in equipment and facilities to help assure a safe work environment."
The awards, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, recognize fleets with the highest records of safe operation and the best programs to promote safety throughout the trucking industry and among all highway users and the general public.
Other leading companies in safety were honored by the Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council as the winners of the 2003 National Truck and Industrial Safety Contests. Awards are given to the top three carriers in each division with the lowest accident rates per million vehicle miles of operation. Those named in the tank truck industry for the truck contest include:
Tank Trucks, Local Category
Cast Transportation, Henderson CO, Richard Eshe, president, 0.00 accident rate, first place.
CLI Transport LLP, Larry Barker, director of safety, 0.17 accident rate, second place.
D M Bowman Inc, Williamsport MD, Michael S Connelly, chief safety officer, 0.20 accident rate, third place.
Tank Trucks, Line Haul Category
Economy Carriers Limited, liquid bulk division, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Gail Sharko, team leader, quality health, safety, environment, 0.37 accident rate, first place.
Flying J Transportation, Ogden UT, Jason Hurd, safety and maintenance manager, 0.40 accident rate, second place.
Usher Transport Inc, Louisville KY, Michael E Baker, CDS director of safety, 0.42 accident rate, third place.
The industrial awards recognize the top three carriers in each division that had the lowest overall injury frequency rate, in terms of the number of lost-time cases per 200,000 employee-hours of exposure.
Those winning in the tank truck category are:
CLI Transport LLP, Barker, 0.87 first place.
Usher Transport, Baker, 0.97, second place.
Economy Carriers Limited, Sharko, 4.45, third place.
To read more about the ATA awards go to the association's Web site at truckline.com.