Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Inc, passed the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc chairman duties for the 2015-2016 term to Harold Sumerford Jr, J&M Tank Lines Inc. Kaplan was the 2014-2015 chairman.
Winners of the 2014 NTTC Tank Truck Safety Contest were recognized during the annual meeting in Boston MA. Pictured are grand award recipients in the Competitive Safety Contest.
Harold Sumerford Jr [left], J&M Tank Lines Inc, and Dick Lehr [right], Great West Casualty, present a crystal tank truck on a marble base to Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Inc, in appreciation of Kaplan’s service as 2014-2015 NTTC chairman.
NTTC officers for 2015-2016 are pictured at the annual conference in Boston MA. Seated are [from left] Jim Shaeffer, McKenzie Tank Lines Inc, chairman of the nominating committee; Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Ltd, executive committee chairman; and Harold Sumerford Jr, J&M Tank Lines Inc, chairman. In the back row are Dan Furth, president; Lee Miller, Miller Transporters Inc, vice-chairman; Angela Kane-Haas, Kane Transport Inc, treasurer; Bill Usher Jr, Usher Transport Inc, advocacy committee chairman; and John Whittington, Grammer Industries Inc, at-large representative. Not pictured are Brian Wood, Transwood Inc, first vice-chairman; Tom Voelkel, Dupré Logistics LLC, vice-chairman; Kevin Jackson, Liquid Cargo Inc, secretary; and Len Fletcher, Superior Bulk Logistics.
Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier Ltd, presented James Starr, Groendyke Transport Inc with a portrait that hung in the NTTC offices during Starr’s year as NTTC’s Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.
James Starr, Groendyke Transport Inc, received the framed certificate and American flag that flew over the US Capitol in honor of Starr’s selection at NTTC’s first Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.
Robert Weller [left], Hahn Transportation Inc, accepts the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Trophy from Jeff Silvey, Baldwin & Lyons Inc, sponsor of the trophy.
Robert Weller, stands with other finalists for the NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award during the presentation ceremony.
Two tank truck carriers received Outstanding Performance Trophies for tank truck safety in 2014. Randall Swift [center], Heil Trailer International, stands with Bob Wynne [left], Wynne Transport Service Inc, (winner in the under 15-million mile category) and John McNairy [right], Tidewater Transit Co Inc, (winner in the over 15-million mile class).
The latest tank truck industry economic report was delivered by a panel consisting of John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute; Martha Gilchrist Moore, American Chemistry Council; and Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations.
Following his keynote speech, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker [center] was joined by Dan Furth, NTTC, and Hans Schaupp, LCL Bulk Transport Inc.
NTTC Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr introduced the carrier technology panel that consisted of Mark Bauckman, Omnitracs; Lance Collette, Eagle Transport Inc; Rob Sandlin, Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc; and Cliff Dixon, Quality Carriers Inc.
Al Cohn [right], Pressure Systems International.
Steve Robinson, Pressure Systems International
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Steve Robinson, Dub Sheppard, and Al Cohn, all with Pressure Systems International, stand with Bill Usher Sr, namesake of the William A Usher Sr NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Award.
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