The Truckload Carriers Association announced 2008 division winners of its National Fleet Safety Awards, which recognize those companies that show a superior commitment to safety and accident reduction. TCA also announced three finalists each in its two annual driver contests. The winners will be recognized at TCA’s annual convention March 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.
The National Fleet Safety Award division winners now are eligible to compete for two grand prizes, one in the “under 25 million annual miles” category, and one in the “over 25 million annual miles” category. Below are the divisional winners based on low accident-frequency ratios per million miles:
The winning Company Equipment Driver of the Year will receive a Cummins-powered Dodge Ram, from Cummins and other sponsors; the contest is co-sponsored by CCJ‘s sister publication, Truckers News. The winning TCA Owner-Operator of the Year will receive a new LoneStar, the premium owner-operator model from Navistar’s International Trucks; the contest is co-sponsored by Navistar and another of CCJ‘s sister magazines, Overdrive. The winners and finalists also will receive prizes from other sponsors.
The company driver finalists are John “Ralph” Boles of Bison Transport, Robert Harmeyer of Batesville Casket Co., and James Loveland of Willis Shaw Logistics. The owner-operator finalists are Gerald Clouse and Clark Lett, both of Dart Transit Co., and Wayne Lowe of FFE Transportation Services.