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K-Limited's Herman wins NTTC Tank Truck Driver of the Year

The 34-year trucking veteran was named the first female recipient of the coveted award; plus more scenes from the association's 71st meeting in Las Vegas NV.

Barbara Herman is a trail-blazing tank truck driver.

The Toledo, Ohio native, who’s been driving trucks for 34 years, the last 10 with K-Limited Carrier, was named the first female winner of the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award during a ceremony Wednesday at Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada.

Herman, who received the coveted Usher Trophy—which is named after the late William A Usher Sr—for her achievement, boasts 1.7 million accident free miles in her career, and 750,000 safe miles with K-Limited.

She’s also a six-time winner of K-Limited’s certificate of excellence.

This year’s contest marked the sixth anniversary of the driver recognition program sponsored by Great West Casualty of South Sioux City, Nebraska. As the 2018-19 grand champion, Herman will serve as NTTC’s spokesperson for the industry and attend safety-focused events throughout her term.

Previous winners of the Tank Truck Driver of the Year award are:

  • 2013-14—James Starr, Groendyke Transport, Enid OK
  • 2014-15—Bobby Weller, Hahn Transportation, New Market MD
  • 2015-16—Darryl Nowell, Eagle Transport, Rocky Mountain NC
  • 2016-17—Todd Stine, Carbon Express, Wharton NJ
  • 2017-18—Paul Emerson, Foodliner, Dubuque IA

The 2018-19 Driver of the Year finalists were:

  • Ronald Baird, Hoffman Transportation/G&D Trucking, Channahon IL
  • Mark A Dorrance, Dixon Bros, Newcastle WY
  • James Ellis Sr, Grammer Industries, Columbus IN
  • Tony T Stinnett, Usher Transport, Louisville KY
  • Barbara Herman, K-Limited Carriers LTD, Toledo OH
  • Tim Howerton, Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK
  • Michael Hunter, Atlas Oil Company, Taylor MI
  • William McNamee, Carbon Express, Wharton NJ

Click on the slideshow button for more scenes from NTTC’s 71st Annual Conference & Exhibits, and look for more coverage in an upcoming issue of Bulk Transporter magazine.

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