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Oklahoma Tank Lines/United Petroleum Transports Presents Professionalism Awards

Oklahoma Tank Lines/United Petroleum Transports has named Kenny Williams as “2009 Professional Driver of the Year”, according to Greg Price, President and CEO.

“After 30 plus years Kenny Williams has extensive knowledge of his profession and demonstrates his abilities in a sound and skillful manner. He was nominated for OTL-UPT Driver of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 and has continued to perform in a commendable manner,” said Price. “He is fully deserving of our top award, “Professional Driver of the Year.” Williams, who is with the OTL/UPT service center in Abilene, Texas and lives in Belton with his wife Robin, has safely logged over 987,500 career miles.

Also honored as the “Recruit of the Year” was Paul Elterman of the Albuquerque Service Center.  Awarded to that new member of the OTL/UPT team who is “professional, dedicated and exceptional,” Elterman was recognized for his knowledge of the trucking industry and his focus on safety as a top priority.

Armando San Miquel of the El Paso service center was named as the “2009 Technician of the Year.” During the last five years, San Miquel has displayed an outstanding level of service for OTL/UPT by being safe and keeping the fleet on the road.

Other drivers recognized for superior performance were: Luis Delgado and David Ramirez, El Paso; Glarince Covington and Bill Evans and Ruben Perez, Dallas/Ft. Worth; Larry Dixon and Kenneth Pitts, Houston; Carl Andrew, Danny Byars and Mike Lemley, Oklahoma City; John Hill, Tulsa. “To be named one of the top 12 drivers in a fleet of over 600 drivers is exceptional. These gentlemen deserve congratulations on a job well done,” said Price.

Oklahoma Tank Lines is a third generation, Oklahoma family-owned company. Founded in 1966 by the late Keith Price, it expanded outside of Oklahoma with the name of United Petroleum Transports in 1980 and is the largest hauler of liquid petroleum products in Oklahoma. The company has 17 service centers in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

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