Interstate Distributor Co.’s Scott Manthey named Safety Professional of the Year

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Interstate Distributor Co.’s Scott Manthey was awarded TCA’s Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award.Interstate Distributor Co.’s Scott Manthey was awarded TCA’s Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award.

Scott Manthey, senior vice president of safety and compliance for Interstate Distributor Co. of Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded the Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award by the Truckload Carriers Association.

After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard for 10 years, Manthey has spent more than 20 years in the transportation industry, including the last three-and-a-half years at Interstate Distributor Co. During his time with the company, he has helped spur a 45 percent reduction in preventable DOT accidents, a 40 percent reduction in total incurred exposure and a 17 percent lost-time injury reduction.

“In his first year with Interstate we would rarely find Scott in his office,” said Marc Rodgers, president & CEO of Interstate Distributor Co. “He was out in the yard talking to our drivers, teaching a class to our new operations staff or in the driver lounge building relationships of trust with our associates. This was a testament to the loyalty Scott builds in his professional relationships and the responsibility he feels to build the future safety leaders in our industry.”

In addition to his safety work with the company, he also has been an active member of the Washington Trucking Association for more than 10 years and was named chairman for TCA’s Regulatory Policy Committee in 2015.

To be considered for the award, TCA says nominees “must exemplify leadership and demonstrate the goals of protecting lives and property” in the trucking industry.