Tank truck carriers play a critical role in the North American economy and the tank truck industry could not have achieved admirable service and safety records without the dedication and commitment of its professional driver corps, according to Dan Furth, National Tank Truck Carriers president.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which runs September 15-21, gives the entire trucking industry an excellent opportunity to recognize these true professionals once a year. “Yet, I’d like our tank truck drivers to know that we’re extremely grateful on a daily basis for their many contributions to the safety and well-being of all those who share the highways and bi-ways of North America,” Furth says.
“Thank you once again to all of our drivers for their professionalism and service. Know that you have the respect and appreciation of the entire tank truck community across North America. On behalf of the proud members of the NTTC, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the professional tank truck drivers that serve our industry.”
He adds: “We believe in these professional drivers so much that we have created a new program designed to recognize the best of the best in the tank truck business. This coming April 28, 2014, we will name the first recipient of the William A Usher Sr award which will go to one of our finest drivers from our carrier membership ranks.”
The Usher Award is sponsored by associate member Baldwin & Lyons Inc. A video describing the award program is available at http://vimeo.com/68570137. Download the application at http://nttc.informz.net/nttc/data/images/nttcusherawardform1.pdf
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013, so I urge you to watch the excellent video with the volume turned way up, review the contest application form, and then submit applications for your best professional driver,” Furth says.