Winners were recognized during the association’s Louisiana Truck Driving Championships awards banquet in Baton Rouge, La.
Dupré took first place in the Tank/Hazardous Materials division for fleets that traveled between 9 million and 12 million miles, Newman was first in the Tank/Hazardous Materials division for fleets that traveled 1 million to 3 million miles, and FreedomTrucks won in the under-1-million-miles Tank/Hazardous Materials division.
Newman also secured LMTA’s President’s Award.
“We are thrilled to have our company’s hard work and dedication to safety recognized by the LMTA,” said Al LaCombe, vice president of safety and risk management.
“Safe Service is at the heart of our company culture and customer service.”
LMTA said its 17 Fleet Safety Winners demonstrated an “unparalleled commitment to safety.”
“The LMTA is proud of our members and their commitment to safety, not only on the road but also in their workplace culture,” said Renee Amar, LMTA executive director. “Many of these Fleet Safety Award winners were impacted by Hurricane Ida, but still found a way to go above and beyond to improve safety on our highways while assisting in recovery efforts.”
Dupré says it is committed to its environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) programs throughout the company, which has a mission of being “the safest transportation and logistics company in North America.” The company’s commitment to regulatory compliance is supported by regular reviews of all safety measures, including:
- Striving to maintain the environment in its current state within its operations and the communities in which it operates
- Not injuring others or damaging property of others
- Operating its business with security in mind during all portions of the business
- Continuously driving down “Big 4 Accidents” and personal injuries on a year-to-year basis
- Winning safety awards and receiving positive recognition from the industry
- Using technology to improve safety performance
“No part of our job is so important that we cannot take time to do it safely,” LaCombe said. “The full support of all team members is essential to the effectiveness of our safety program. Each employee has an obligation to cooperate fully in the environmental, health, safety and security programs by helping to protect themselves, their fellow team members, and our stakeholders both internal and external.
“It is critical that we always have open and honest communication.”
2022 Great West Fleet Safety Award first-place winners:
- Household Goods Carriers (under 1 million miles): First place—American Moving & Storage
- Tank/Hazardous Materials (under 1 million miles): First place—FreedomTrucks of America
- Miscellaneous Carriers (under 1 million miles): First place—Sabel Steel Baton Rouge
- Tank/Hazardous Materials (1,000,001-3 million miles): First place—Newman Transport
- General Commodities LTL (1,000,001-3 million miles): First place—ABF Freight
- General Commodities LTL (6,000,001-9 million miles): First place—Old Dominion Freight Line
- General Commodities LTL (9,000,001-12 million miles): First place—AAA Cooper Transportation
- General Commodities Truckload (9,000,001-12 million miles): First place—C&S Wholesale Services
- Tank/Hazardous Materials (9,000,001-12 million miles): First place—Dupre Logistics
- General Commodities Truckload (12,000,001-20 million miles): First place—Walmart Transportation
- Most Improved: RedGuard
- President’s Award: Newman Transport