Griff Odgers [left], vice-president, safety and risk at Andrews Logistics Inc, was presented with a plaque recognizing him as the 2009 Tank Truck Safety Director of the Year. The plaque was presented by Mark Harvey, Heil Trailer International. Odgers was recognized for directing the safety operations that led to Andrews Logistics winning the NTTC 2009 Outstanding Performance Trophy sponsored by Heil Trailer International.
David R Purvis [left], Ergon Trucking Inc, presents a plaque to Neil Voorhees, Trimac Transportation Inc, in appreciation of Voorhees' service as the National Tank Truck Carriers Safety & Security Council chairman for the past year. Purvis assumed the chairmanship at the council's annual meeting April 6-8 in Nashville TN. Other Safety & Security Council officers elected during the meeting include Dan Athmer, Commercial Transport Inc, vice-chairman and Region III; Becky Perlaky, Kenan Advantage Group, Region I; Ray Riley, Miller Transporters, Region II; and Andrew Woods, Bulk Transportation, Region IV.
During the annual Safety Banquet, four safety executives representing more than 120 years of combined tank fleet safety management experience described what makes the Safety & Security Council a special group through mentoring, networking, and shared resources. All four have retired or will retire in the next year. They are from left Jim Bucko, Rogers Cartage; Barry Davy, Trimac Transportation Inc; Tom Hosty, Transport Service Co; and Roy Acton, Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc.
Tank fleets that participated in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's tank truck rollover training video were recognized during the 2010 NTTC Safety & Security Council Seminar. They were praised for being part of a great joint government/industry effort, and the video was screened during the meeting. The training video will be sent to 21,000 carriers and will be available for download from the FMCSA and PHMSA web sites. Organizations involved in the video project were represented by [from left] Carla Vagnini, FMCSA; John Conley, NTTC; Tom Hosty, Transport Service Co; Jim Anderson, Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc; Bob Heinisch, Eagle Transport Corp; Becky Perlaky, Kenan Advantage Group; and William Quade, FMCSA.
A number of past NTTC Safety Directors of the Year attended the 2010 Safety & Security Council Seminar. Among them are [seated from left] Roy Acton, Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc; Tom Hosty, Transport Service Co; Griff Odgers, Andrews Logistics Inc; Mike Tallaksen, (won with A&R Transport) Hoffman Transportation; Chuck Cramer, (won with Roeder Cartage Co) M C Tank Transport Inc; and Neil Voorhees, Trimac Transportation Inc. Standing from left are Steve Niswander, Groendyke Transport Inc; Randy Vaughn, (won with DisTech Inc) Superior Bulk Logistics Inc; Marcel Pouliot, Trimac Transportation Inc; and Lee Drury, Jack B Kelley Inc.