For the 34th year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Awards. Erb International Inc of New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, won the award for truckload companies in the small carrier division (total annual mileage of less than 25 million miles). Roehl Transport Inc of Marshfield WI won in the category for truckload companies in the large carrier division (total annual mileage of 25 million or more miles).
TCA presented the awards to Wendell Erb, general manager of Erb International, and Rick Roehl, president and chief operating officer for Roehl Transport, at the recent annual Banquet and Awards Dinner at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas NV. Both companies will be recognized a second time during TCA’s upcoming Safety & Security Division annual meeting, set for May 16-18, 2010, in Kansas City MO.
The two grand prize winners were selected from among 18 division winners in the National Fleet Safety Division Awards announced in January. In order to be granted the grand prize, both companies had to demonstrate that they strive to meet stringent standards in their overall safety programs, on and off the highway, and were judged to be the best in their commitment to improving safety on our nation’s highways.
Judging for TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards began with the determination of the top companies in each of six mileage-based divisions. The division winners were selected based on accident frequency only.
These companies are the top divisional winners based on low accident frequency per million miles:
Division I—Less than 5 Million Miles
1st Place—Specialty Transport Inc, Knoxville TN
2nd Place—PAF Transportation Inc, Scarborough ME
3rd Place—Frerichs Freight Lines Inc, Belleville IL
Division II—5 Million-14.99 Million Miles
1st Place—Davis Transport Inc, Missoula MT
2nd Place—Refrigerated Food Express Inc/RFX Specialized Division, Avon MA
3rd Place—AAT Carriers Inc, Chattanooga TN
Division III—15 Million-24.99 Million Miles
1st Place—Erb International Inc, New Hamburg, Ontario
2nd Place—Nationwide Express Inc, Shelbyville TN
3rd Place—Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, Cincinnati OH
Division IV—25 Million-49.99 Million Miles
1st Place—MacKinnon Transport Inc, Guelph, Ontario
2nd Place—Kennesaw Transportation, White GA
3rd Place—Freymiller Inc, Oklahoma City OK
Division V—50 Million-99.99 Million Miles
1st Place—Carter Express Inc, Anderson IN
2nd Place—Earl L Henderson Trucking Co Inc, Salem IL
3rd Place—NFI, Cherry Hill NJ
Division VI—100 Million or More Miles
1st Place—Bison Transport Inc, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2nd Place—Gordon Trucking Inc, Pacific WA
3rd Place—Roehl Transport Inc, Marshfield WI