Speaking on behalf of National Tank Truck Carriers members, NTTC Chairman Lee Miller and NTTC President Daniel R Furth said: “We extend our respect and gratitude to the many professional tank truck drivers that serve our unique industry as we mark the beginning of the 2017 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
“The tank truck industry plays a critical role in the North American economy and our segment’s performance is largely due to the professionalism of our drivers. Our industry has many important stakeholders, but none are as mission-critical as our drivers. Without the contributions of this essential group, our industry and the overall economy would come to a screeching halt.
The NTTC mission is to champion safety and success in the tank truck community through advocacy and education. Our membership simply cannot achieve that mission without serving our drivers as a priority. These professionals are the face of the industry whose commitment to safety is paramount to the success of our carriers, our customers, and the many people with whom we share the road each day.
“A perfect example of the caliber of our drivers is Todd Stine of Carbon Express, the 2016-2017 recipient of the NTTC’s Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award. Mr Stine, a 16-year trucking veteran, accepted the award on stage in the company of seven other professional tank truck driver champion finalists. The eight drivers were chosen based on accident-free miles, industry and company leadership, communication and public speaking skills, and overall industry knowledge.
“Driver Appreciation Week allows us to extend our most sincere thanks to all of our professional tank truck drivers for their tireless commitment to safety and service. Know that you have the respect and admiration of the entire tank truck community this week and every week throughout the year.”