Superior Carriers Inc, Oak Brook IL, earned its first Outstanding Performance Trophy in the National Tank Truck Carriers annual safety contest. Sponsored by Heil Trailer International, the trophy was presented to Superior Carriers officials on April 29 during the NTTC's 66th Annual Conference & Exhibits in Las Vegas NV.

Superior Carriers earned the award with an accident frequency of .382 per million miles in the 40-90 million miles class of the 2013 Competitive Safety Contest. The tank truck carrier also earned a Grand Award in the 2013 Personnel Safety Contest with a frequency of 0.91. Randy L Vaughn, Superior Carriers vice-president of administration, was named NTTC Safety Professional of the Year.

Accepting the Outstanding Performance Trophy was Brian T Nowak, president of Superior Carriers. "We're humbled to be among the best of the best with this award," Nowak said. "This is the single most important moment for me in my years in this industry."

Vaughn will be recognized as NTTC's top safety professional during the association's Safety & Security Council annual conference in June in San Antonio TX.

Judges for the 2013 safety contests were David Cooper, Transportation Security Administration; David Heller, Truckload Carriers Association; Sgt Brian Fennell, New Jersey State Police; and Melissa Townsend, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.