Harold Sumerford Jr [right], J&M Tank Lines Inc, handed off the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc chairman duties for the 2016-2017 term to Brian Wood, Transwood Inc. Sumerford was the 2015-2016 chairman.
NTTC officers for 2016-2017 are pictured at the annual conference in San Diego, CA. Seated are [from left] Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Ltd, nominating committee chairman; Harold Sumerford Jr, J&M Tank Lines Inc, immediate past chairman; Brian Wood, Transwood Inc, chairman; Angela Kane-Haas, Kane Transport Inc, secretary; Bernie Gorski, Gorski Bulk Transport Inc, at-large representative. In the back row are Dan Furth, president; Len Fletcher, Superior Bulk Logistics, treasurer; Lee Miller, Miller Transporters Inc, first vice-chairman; John Whittington, Grammer Industries, vice-chairman; Bill Usher Jr, Usher Transport Inc, advocacy committee chairman; Kevin Jackson, Liquid Cargo Inc, vice-chairman; and Randall Clifford, Ventura Transfer Co, audit committee chairman.
Dick Lehr [left], Great West Casualty, presented a crystal tank truck to Harold Sumerford Jr, J&M Tank Lines Inc, in appreciation of Sumerford’s service as 2015-2016 NTTC chairman.
Winners of the 2015 NTTC Tank Truck Safety Contest were recognized during the annual meeting in San Diego CA. Pictured are grand award recipients in the Competitive Safety Contest.
Darryl Nowell, a driver for Eagle Transport, reacts after being named the 2016/2017 Nationl Tank Truck Carrier’s William A Usher Sr Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.
A 31-year truck driving veteran, Nowell has accumulated 2.9 million accident-free miles during his 14 years with Eagle Transport.
Doug Chapple [right], EnTrans International, stands with Lee Miller, Miller Transporters Inc, winner of the Heil Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the over 15 million miles class.
Steve Rush, Carbon Express Inc, stands with Doug Chapple, EnTrans International. Carbon Express earned the Heil Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the under 15 million miles class.
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In addition to Darrel Nowell, NTTC’s 2015-2016 Professional Tank Truck Driver Champion, finalists included Ronald Baird, Hoffman Transportation/G&D Trucking, Channahon IL; James Orik Daniels, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Jacksonville FL; Willie Harris, Service Transport Co, Houston TX; William Scott Harrison, K-Limited Carrier, Toledo OH; David McCormick, A&R Logistics, Morris IL; Todd Stine, Carbon Express, Wharton NJ; and Donald Tomberlin, Miller Transporters, Jackson MS.
Members of the Carbon Express team on hand for the Heil Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy presentation included [from left] Sean McAllister, John Bowlby, Steve Rush, Jack Hansen, John Gaddy, and Kyle McAllister.
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On hand to accept the Heil Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy for Miller Transporters were [from left] Ray Riley, Brent Cobb, and Lee Miller.
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Fritz Mead [far left], NTTC, and Harold Sumerford Jr, [far right], J&M Tank Lines Inc present a framed portrait to Robert Weller, Hahn Transportation Inc, in honor of his year as just the second Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.
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Steve Rush, [third from left], Carbon Express, makes a point during the carrier technology panel discussion.
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