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.
Manfredi Motor Transit Co, Newbury OH
Schiber Truck Company Inc, Hartford IL
Schwerman Trucking Co, Milwaukee WI
RST Industries, Saint John NB
Wikel Bulk Express Inc, Huron OH
Great Lakes Terminal & Transport, Arlington Heights IL
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
Erickson Transport Corp, Springfield MO
Wynne Transport Service Inc, Omaha NE
Hoffmeier Inc, Tulsa OK
Logistics Express Inc, Orange CA
Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc, Houston TX
Schneider National Bulk, Green Bay WI
Stahly Cartage Co, Edwardsville IL
Ergon Trucking Inc, Jackson MS
Fort Edward Express Co Inc, Fort Edward NY
Bulk Transportation, Walnut CA
HazMat Environmental Group Inc, Lackawanna NY
Island Transportation Corp, West Babylon NY
Quality Carriers Inc, Tampa FL
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
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 Improvement Contest
Twenty-Fifth Year Winner
Rogers Cartage Co, Channahon IL
Twenty-First Year Winner
Miller Transporters Inc, Jackson MS
Truck Transport Inc, St Louis MO
Highway Transport Inc, Knoxville TN
Hitchcock Bros Inc, Canaan CT
Kenan Transport Co, Chapel Hill NC
Usher Transport Inc, Paducah KY
Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK
Lacy's Express Inc, Pedricktown NJ