Jim Shaeffer [right], McKenzie Tank Lines Inc, passed the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc chairman duties for the 2014-2015 term to Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Inc. Shaeffer was the 2013-2014 chairman.
Jim Shaeffer, NTTC immediate past chairman, and Dean Kaplan, NTTC chairman, stand in front of the Bellagio with the traveling trophy that is part of the newly launched NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year program.
Bob Foster and Randall Swift Heil Trailer International, present the Outstanding Performance Trophy for tank truck safety to Brian Nowak and Randy Vaughn, Superior Carriers Inc. Zack Coley, Heil Trailer International, is on the far left. Heil sponsors the trophy.
Winners of the 2013 NTTC Tank Truck Safety Contest were recognized during the annual meeting in Las Vegas NV. Pictured are grand award recipients in the Competitive Safety Contest.
Groendyke Transport driver James Starr wears the sport jacket of a champion as the inaugural winner of the NTTC’s Professional Driver of the Year Award.
NTTC officers for 2014-2015 are pictured at the annual conference in Las Vegas NV. Seated are [from left] Hans Schaupp, LCL Bulk Transport Inc, nominating committee chairman; Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Ltd, chairman; Jim Shaeffer, McKenzie Tank Lines Inc; immediate past chairman; and Harold Sumerford Jr, J&M Tank Lines Inc, first vice chairman. In the back row are Dan Furth, president; Lee Miller, Miller Transporters Inc, vice-chairman; Tom Connard, Trimac Transportation, treasurer; Angela Kane-Haas, Kane Transport Inc; chairman of the audit committee; Brian Wood, Transwood Inc, vice-chairman; and Bill Usher Jr, Usher Transport Inc, advocacy chairman. Not pictured are Tom Voelkel, Dupré Logistics LLC, secretary; and Kevin Jackson, Liquid Cargo Inc, at-large representative.
Greg Hodgen, Groendyke Transport Inc, presents a lifetime service award to John Groendyke, Groendyke Transport chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
James Shaeffer [left] and Hans Schaupp [far right] present a lifetime service award to Robert Schaupp, chairman of LCL Bulk Transport Inc.
Harold Sumerford Jr and Peter Sumerford accepted a posthumous lifetime service award on behalf of their father, Harold Sumerford Sr, J&M Tank Lines Inc.
In accepting the National Tank Truck Carriers Professional Driver of the Year award, James Starr said safety is the most important job a driver has.
James Starr [third from right] was one of eight champions selected to compete for the new National Tank Truck Carriers Professional Driver of the Year award. Employed by Groendyke Transport Inc, Starr is a 42-year trucking veteran.
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Rob Rimmele and Dick Lehr, Great West Casualty, present a crystal tank truck on a marble base to Jim Shaeffer, Mckenzie Tank Lines Inc, in appreciation of Shaeffer’s service as the 2013-2014 NTTC chairman.
Dennis Nash, Kenan Advantage Group; Greg Hodgen, Groendyke Transport Inc; and Chris Lofgren, Schneider National Inc, made up the executive-level panel for “Right Technology, Right Fit for Your Company.” Panel moderator was NTTC’s Dan Furth.
Jim Shaeffer [far left], NTTC outgoing chairman, and Dennis Nash [far right], Kenan Advantage Group, present an award for 50 years of loyalty to Lee Shaffer, Kenan Advantage Group.
Robert B Schilli Jr, Material Delivery Service Inc, accepts an award for 50 years of loyalty to NTTC on behalf of his father, Robert B Schilli, Truck Transport Inc.
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