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ATA’s Safety Management Council seeks award nominees

ATA’s Safety Management Council recently announced the 2009 ATA award deadlines for a number of its top safety awards. Entries for the ATA National Driver of the Year, National Safety Director Award, State Trucking Association Recognition Program awards, Excellence in Safety Award, and ATA President’s Trophy are due July 1. Entries for the 2009 Excellence in Human Resource Management Award are due June 26.

The deadline has been extended to the auto transporter division of the ATA National Truck & Industrial Safety Contests until June 10. These contests recognize safety accomplishments of motor carriers across the United States by operation type and size. Carriers are judged on their safety records relative to others within their classes of competition. Safety records are determined from the carriers’ vehicle accident rates or lost workday case rates.

From the winners of those contests, three companies are chosen to receive the ATA President’s Trophy, which honors each carrier’s superior safety record, outstanding commitment to industrywide safety and extensive promotion of safety among all highway users.

Awards will be presented at ATA Safety Management Council’s Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition, set for Sept 16-18, 2009, at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, Baltimore MD. Recipients are again honored at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, slated for Oct 4-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV. Applications and rules related to entry can be found at

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