With Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the sloop-of-war USS Constellation as a backdrop, Steve Rush, Carbon Express Inc, passed the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc chairman duties for the 2011-2012 term to Greg Hodgen, Groendyke Transport.
Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, congratulated members of the A&R Transport management team for the winning effort that brought the dry bulk hauler its second NTTC Outstanding Performance Trophy for tank truck safety. A&R Transport was represented by [from left] Wes Van Bruggen, Paul Sweeden, Jeff O'Connor, Andrew Mantey, and Kenneth Pate. Heil Trailer International has sponsored the trophy for more than 25 years.
Winners of the 2010 NTTC tank truck safety contest were recognized during the annual meeting in Baltimore MD. Pictured are grand award recipients in the Competitive Safety Contest. Front row [from left] John Hamel, J&S Transport Co; Ken St Clair Sr, Sinclair Cartage Inc; Keith Lewis, Liquid Transport Corp; Bob Schilli Jr, Bulk Transport Co; Bernie Gorski, Gorski Bulk Transport. Back row: Ward Best, Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corp; Bill Ferrell Jr, Lacy's Express Inc; Chuck Garrison, Frontier Transport NA LP; Paul DeFalco, Linden Bulk Transportation Co; Leon Palmer, Crossett Inc; Wes Van Bruggen, A&R Transport Inc; and Steve Bruss, First Choice Logistics Inc
Greg Hodgen [left], Groendyke Transport and newly elected NTTC chairman, and Dick Lehr [right], Great West Casualty, present a crystal tank truck on a marble base to Steve Rush, Carbon Express Inc, in appreciation for Rush's service as the 2010-2011 NTTC chairman.
In most heavy-duty truck configurations, CNG fuel tanks are mounted behind the truck cab.
Dave Reuter [center], Polar Corp, stands with some of his customers [left to right: Greg Price, Oklahoma Tank Lines; Mike Stark, Enterprise Transportation; Don Neumeyer, Martin Transport; and Johnnie Murry, Martin Transport] during a dinner held by Polar May 23 in Baltimore MD. Reuter, who helped Polar become a leading supplier of tank trailers to petroleum, foodgrade, dry bulk, and chemical haulers in the southern United States, announced he was retiring on June 30. Based in Dallas TX, Reuter served as regional sales manager for customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Arkansas for 28 years. Reuter, 69, will be succeeded by Tom Phillips as regional sales manager.
“We appreciate Dave’s contributions to our company and wish him well,” said Ted Fick, chairman and chief executive officer, Polar Corp. “His insight and responsiveness produced relationships with customers that in many cases have endured for nearly 30 years.”
Reuter was hired by Polar in 1984 as a tank sales manager. His background in off-highway equipment and heavy trucks helped win the respect and admiration of a customer base coping with a difficult economy and a newly deregulated business environment at the time. When Polar moved its corporate headquarters from Dallas to St Cloud MN, Reuter stayed in the area.
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