Alan Roberts and Bob Wynne pose with the NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy won by Wynne Transport Service Inc, Omaha NE, for its 2014 winning safety record in the under 15 million miles category. Behind them is a one of the first Kenworth T680 tractors to come off the assembly line with the new 72-inch mid-roof sleeper. The carrier runs sleeper and daycab tractors.
Alan Roberts points to the ground-level controls for air off-loading of chemicals. The system helps keep drivers off the tops of tank trailers.
Several new safety awards are on display at the Wynne Transport Service headquarters terminal, including the grand safety award from the Nebraska Trucking Association and plaques from Great West Casualty Co.
Open hose troughs are preferred by the fleet. Most of the product hoses are supplied by Hart Industries Inc.
Forty MC331 trailers are used to transport anhydrous ammonia and propane. The newest trailers can carry 10,500 gallons of product.
Esco slack adjuster indicators make it easier for drivers to determine whether brakes need adjustment during pre-trip inspections.
Meters from MicroMotion and LC are used on tank trailers that make metered deliveries of herbicides, pesticides, and fuel additives.
Chemical trailers have Blackmer product pumps and compressors for product transfer. The trailer-mounted pumps are powered though a jackshaft connected to the tractor-mounted PTO.
Members of the Omaha headquarters terminal staff pose with the NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy. This was the first time the 63-year-old tank truck carrier had won the award.
Wynne Transport’s four-axle petroleum trailers can haul 11,000 gallons of product and are used primarily in Nebraska.
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