ATA Announces 2009 Safety & HR Award Recipients


ATA’s Safety Management Council announced its 2009 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, Md. last weekend.

The ATA President’s Trophy recognizes the three companies whose fleets have been judged to have the best overall safety programs from the Truck & Industrial Safety Contests. These Contests judge motor carriers from across the United States on their safety accomplishments and safety records relative to others within their operation type and size. The top three ATA President’s Trophy recipients are honored for their superior safety achievements, outstanding commitment to industry-wide safety and extensive promotion of safety among all highway users.

2009 ATA President’s Trophy Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company

  • Large fleet winner (over 100 million miles annually)

    Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC, Bentonville, Ark

  • Mid-size fleet winner (between 25-100 million miles annually)

    A. Duie Pyle, Inc., West Chester, Pa.

  • Small fleet winner (under 25 million miles annually)

    CVS Transportation LLC, Woonsocket, R.I.

  • National Driver of the Year Sponsored by: Custard Insurance Adjusters

    Keith Suits, Rite Aid Rome Distribution Center, Rome, N.Y.

  • National Safety Director Award Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company

    John Spiros, Roehl Transport, Inc., Marshfield, Wis.

  • Excellence in Safety Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company

    North Carolina Trucking Association

  • Excellence in Human Resource Management

    Pitt Ohio Express, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Leadership Award

    Michael E. Baker, CDS, Usher Transport, Inc., Louisville, Ky.

  • ATA’s Safety Management Council is a national organization of transportation professionals involved in safety and human resources management for motor carriers and interested organizations. It aims to advance highway and workplace safety through programs, research, education, training, communication, and peer interaction.

    The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

    SOURCE American Trucking Associations

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