Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council seeks award nominees

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The American Trucking Associations’ Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council announced today, Jan. 10, that nominations for the ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council’s 2008 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention Award and 2008 Claims/Loss Prevention Professional of the Year Award now are being accepted.

The 2008 Excellence Award, sponsored by Recovery Management Corp., is the only nationally-recognized award that honors a truckload carrier and less-than-truckload carrier that have set the standard for exceptional freight claims management and loss prevention. Nominees are judged on the extent and effectiveness of their claims/loss prevention programs. Roehl Transport won the 2007 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention, Truckload Division; and Mountain Valley Express won the 2007 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention, LTL Division.

The 2008 Claims/Loss Prevention Professional award is a coveted award honoring the professional who has demonstrated outstanding management and success in keeping claims and loss under control. Candidates are nominated by their company. The most recent winner of the Claims & Loss Prevention Professional of the Year award was Lois Beggs, manager of claims prevention for Pitt Ohio Express.

Both awards will be presented at the 2008 Freight Claims & Loss Prevention Annual Conference April 29- May 1 in Long Beach, Calif. Award recipients also are recognized at the 2008 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition. The deadline for entry is April 1. The competition is open to all ATA and ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council member companies. Applications and guidelines can be found at http://slpmc.truckline.com.