Kansas Motor Carriers Association Presents Safety Awards

Topeka, KS – June 01, 2011

Professional Truck Drivers and their employers were recognized for their exceptional commitment to the safety of the driving public April 21 in Topeka.  Representing over 240 years of experience and more than 26 million miles of safe driving during their careers, 12 drivers were chosen as Drivers of the Month.

  • Winners included:Daniel Edwards, Con-way Freight, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jeff Hertz, Con-way Freight, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Brad Lenker, Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC, Ottawa, KS
  • Robert Rose, Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC, Ottawa, KS
  • Larry Eagleburger, Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC, Ottawa, KS
  • Daniel Reid, United Petroleum Transports, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Stephen McGlachlin, United Petroleum Transports, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Greg Hladky, Frito Lay Transportation, Inc, Topeka, KS
  • Russell Hill Jr., Convoy Systems, Kansas City, KS
  • Clarence Howell, ABF Freight System, Inc, Fort Smith, AR
  • Ronnie Harvell, ABF Freight System, Inc, Fort Smith, AR
  • Gregory Graham, Old Dominion Freight Line,

In addition to being chosen as a Driver of the Month, Greg Hladky, Frito Lay Transportation, Inc, Topeka, KS was chosen as Driver of the Year for 2011.  Greg has logged over three million miles during his career without an accident.

Fleet safety contest entrants accumulated 135 million miles traveled on Kansas highways in 2010 with an accident ratio of .39 per million miles. Winners of the fleet safety contest included:

  • Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, KS
  • Beaver Express Service, LLC, Woodward, OK
  • Cargill Meat Logistics Solutions, Wichita, KS
  • Convoy Systems LLC, Kansas City, KS
  • Con-Way Freight, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Debrick Truck Line Co., Paola, KS
  • FedEx Freight, Harrison, AR
  • Frito Lay Transportation, Topeka, KS
  • Glass TI, LLC, Newkirk, OK
  • Golden Plains Trucking, Hays, KS
  • Great Plains Trucking, Inc., Salina, KS
  • Groendyke Transportation, Inc., Enid, OK
  • James B. Studdard Transfer & Storage, Leavenworth, KS
  • Jim Mitten Trucking, Oakley, KS
  • John E. Jones Oil Co., Inc, Stockton, KS
  • Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corp, Topeka, KS
  • M. Bruenger Co., Inc, Wichita, KS
  • Martin Trucking, Inc., Hugoton, KS
  • National Carriers, Liberal, KS
  • Occidental Chemical Corp., Wichita, KS
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, NC
  • Red Line, Inc., Emporia, KS
  • Sedona Trucking, Inc., Leoti, KS
  • Short & Son, Goodland, KS
  • Southwest Express, Inc., Hugoton, KS
  • United Petroleum Transports, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Ottawa, KS

Jim Mitten Trucking, Inc was the overall Fleet Safety Contest award winner, having zero accidents in 2009 and 2010.  Their trucks traveled over a million miles in Kansas, and increased their mileage by 24% in 2010.

Rodney Glassner, Con-way Freight, Ann Arbor, MI, was chosen as the Safety Professional of the Year.  This is the first time Rodney has been chosen for the award.

This annual ceremony hosted by the Safety Management Council of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association recognizes drivers and their companies for their constant commitment to the safety of our roadways.  Winners are selected by a panel of judges from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Corporation Commission and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Con-way Inc.
Gary Frantz
(734) 757-1558
frantz.gary@con-way.com

KMCA
Becky Crawford
(785) 267-1641
bcrawford@kmca.org

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