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OTA Announces Safety Award Winners

2016 Safety Awards Banquet
Oklahoma Trucking Association
Contact: Jim Newport
Phone: (405) 525-9488

OTA Announces Safety Award Winners

Oklahoma City, OK (March 3) – The Oklahoma Trucking Association is pleased to announce the honorees recognized for their impressive safety record. This past Thursday, March 3, at the Jim Thorpe, guests were invited to celebrate 2016 Safety Award winners and nominees.

Every day, trucking companies, safety directors, technicians and drivers work hard to deliver the most essential goods. Annually, the Safety Awards Banquet recognizes drivers and trucking companies’ dedicated to safety and sharing the road, all the while moving commerce. “We are proud to recognize these highway heroes, who exemplify safety on a daily basis,” said Jim Newport, Executive Director of OTA.

Categories include Million Mile, Two Million Mile, and Three Million Mile Drivers, Fleet Safety Awards and a Driver of the Year. “Picture going to the moon and back, 90 times or nearly 650 trips around the earth. That is the total number of miles these men and women have driven accident free” said Jim Newport.

OTA presents awards and recognition to extraordinary individuals who rise above. Nominees represent impressive safety statistics in terms of both fleet operations and drivers with no accident history. A selection committee made up of Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration representatives review all applicants for scoring.

Companies Honored Include:
· Feed The Children – Oklahoma City, OK
· Groendyke Transports, Inc. – Enid, OK
· John Christner Trucking, LLC – Sapulpa, OK
· Melton Truck Lines – Tulsa, OK
· United Parcel Services – Oklahoma City, OK
· United Petroleum Transports – Oklahoma City, OK

The Safety Awards Banquet was sponsored by American Trucking Associations and UPS. Numerous other sponsors ensure that award recipients and nominees celebrate their successes.


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