Scott served as Miller Transporters president for 30 years until his retirement at age 70. He helped establish safety as a priority, leading Miller to its first NTTC Outstanding Performance Trophy in 2007 just before retiring.
“We’ve been working for more than 30 years to win this trophy, and I never thought it would take so long,” Scott told Bulk Transporter about the 2006 championship. “It is very satisfying that we were able to win NTTC’s top safety award before I finished my career as president of Miller Transporters. This is the ultimate honor in tank truck safety.
“Safety was always important at this company. For many years, it’s been our policy that no load is so important that its safe delivery in a courteous manner should not take priority over all else. This guiding principle helped Miller Transporters become the success that it is today.”
Heniff Transportation acquired Miller in 2018, two years after the carrier secured the 2015 NTTC safety championship.
Scott is remembered as a visionary leader, industry icon, and beloved family member. He served as NTTC’s 1998-99 chairman while leading what was one of the largest trucking companies in Mississippi, and one of the largest tank truck carriers in the country. He received lifetime achievement awards from the Mississippi Trucking Association in 2010 and NTTC in 2017, the same year his nephew, Lee Miller, assumed NTTC’s chairmanship.
Scott joined the family business in 1960 after graduating from the University of Tennessee.
A visitation was planned for Nov. 10 at the Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Flowood, Mississippi.
“Those who knew Scott were aware that not only was he a brilliant businessman but also a man of incredible wit and kind heart,” MTA said in a news release.