Baldwin & Lyons extends sponsorship of NTTC PTTDOY program

Sept. 14, 2016

The National Tank Truck Carriers Inc (NTTC) announced a significant three-year sponsorship extension with Baldwin & Lyons Inc in support of NTTC’s Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Program (PTTDOY). This premier award recognizes those professional tank truck drivers, and independent contractors, who serve the industry with the safest, most reliable transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities.

NTTC, with the continuous commitment of Baldwin & Lyons, parent company of Protective Insurance Company, has recognized 24 Professional Tank Truck Driver Champions, and three Professional Tank Truck Driver Grand Champions since the 2013-2014 contest year.

“We are very excited about the continued relationship with our partners at Baldwin & Lyons,” said NTTC President Daniel R Furth. “NTTC’s mission in championing safety and education through advocacy in the tank truck community particularly resonates within the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Program. Recognizing these drivers, who are the backbone of our industry, would not be possible without the tremendous support of Baldwin & Lyons.”

Baldwin & Lyons’ Vice-President of Sales Jeffrey Silvey commented: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with NTTC as there is a strong alignment between Baldwin & Lyons’ and NTTC’s commitment to recognize the best-in-class professional drivers which serve the tank truck industry. Baldwin & Lyons and Protective are proud to help establish and continue such a prestigious award.”

At the NTTC’s recent board meeting in August, former chairman Dean Kaplan of Toledo OH-based K-Limited Carrier Ltd was selected by NTTC’s executive committee to serve as the association’s first contest committee chair to oversee the association’s recognition programs, including the PTTDOY award and the Outstanding Safety Performance Awards, to ensure high quality programming, continuous improvement and ongoing carrier engagement.

Kaplan said: “Without the strong support of loyal sponsors like B&L, we simply could not achieve our goal of highlighting our drivers’ commitment to safety throughout our industry and I thank B&L’s entire management team for sharing our mission.”

Contest application materials for the 2016 – 2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Contest can be found on the NTTC website