Bill Usher Jr (left) of Usher Transport Inc, National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) chairman, presents the 2008 Tank Truck Safety Director of the Year award to Lee Drury, Jack B Kelley Inc directory of safety. Drury was recognized for directing the safety operations that led to the company winning the NTTC 2008 Outstanding Performance Trophy sponsored by Heil Trailer International.
Neil Voorhees (left) of Trimac Transportation Inc presents a plaque to Sean McAllister of Carbon Express Inc in appreciation of McAllister's service as the National Tank Truck Carriers Safety Council chairman for the past year. Voorhees assumed the chairmanship at the council's annual meeting March 31-April 2 in Savannah GA.
The National Tank Truck Carriers Safety Council elected officers at its meeting in Savannah GA. From left are David Purvis of Ergon Trucking Inc, southern region; Neil Voorhees of Trimac Transportation Inc, council chairman; Andrew Woods of Bulk Transportation, western region; Becky Perlaky of Kenan Advantage Group, eastern region; and Dan Athmer of Commercial Transport Inc, central region.
Enjoying a light moment during the NTTC Safety Council meeting are (front row from left), Ronald Hawkins Jr, American Trucking Associations Road Team captain and driver for K-Limited Ltd; Nedal Krinas and John Spurling, also of K-Limited; and Curtis Waskey of R O Harrell Inc. Hawkins was a guest speaker at the meeting and discussed safety from the driver's perspective.
Speakers at the NTTC Safety Council meeting included (from left) Griff Odgers of Andrews Logistics Inc, Neil Voorhees of Trimac Transportation Inc, Steve Niswander of Groendyke Transport Inc, and Dave Debolt of the Cline Wood Agency. They discusses topics that included driver distractions, insurance issues, crash prevention, and avoiding stationary objects.
John Conley (from left), NTTC president; Steve Niswander of Groendyke Transport Inc, and James Simmons of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration participated in the roundtable breakout sessions that covered various safety concerns, including rollovers and driver fatigue.
A mock incident using a mannequin to demonstrate fire hazards was presented at the meeting by Dan Bowen of DuPont, who discussed the company's research and development procedures for personal protection equipment.