Decker Truck Line among Iowa’s ‘Best of the Best’

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Decker Truck Line Inc. was recognized at the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s “Best of the Best” awards luncheon held Sept. 17 in Des Moines at IMTA’s annual management conference.

Decker received the 2008 IMTA Fleet Safety Award for Truckload Carrier more than 15 million miles. The Des Moines-based company also received the 2008 IMTA Grand Trophy-Iowa Fleet Safety, for which it was selected from 23 first-place division winners. As an award winner, the company has demonstrated its continued dedication to safety with accident-free miles, excellent safety ratings and an ongoing commitment within the company to make safety a top priority.

Through this annual contest, trucking companies are recognized for their safety efforts in the state of Iowa. The number of accident-free miles driven, overall safety ratings and established safety programs within the company all are considered in the contest judging criteria. IMTA, along with Great West Casualty Co., Midwest Wheel Cos. and the Iowa Council of Safety Management, sponsor the contest to promote safety in the state.

Bahne Stuecker received recognition as a 2008 IMTA Outstanding Professional Driver. Stuecker has been a professional driver for 26 years and has 2.6 million miles driven.

Dave Bush was recognized as a 2008 IMTA Iowa Road Team member. The Iowa Road Team is a group of professional drivers selected each year to represent the trucking industry. Although they are still full-time drivers, these individuals take several days out throughout the year to travel across the state and talk to the public about highway safety and trucking issues. The 2008 Iowa Road Team has assisted in a variety of events, including the 2008 Truck Driving Championships and speaking to driver education classes.