Erb, Roehl honored for safety efforts

The Truckload Carriers Association unveiled the grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Awards: Erb International Inc. of New Hamburg, Ontario, won the award for truckload companies in the small carrier division (total annual mileage of less than 25 million miles); and Roehl Transport Inc. of Marshfield, Wis., won in the category for truckload companies in the large carrier division (total annual mileage of 25 million or more miles).

TCA presented the awards at its Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner held Tuesday, March 2, at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. Both companies will be recognized a second time during TCA’s Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting, to be held May 16-18 in Kansas City, Mo. The two grand prize winners were selected from among 18 division winners in the National Fleet Safety Division Awards announced in January. In order to be granted the grand prize, both companies had to demonstrate that they strive to meet stringent standards in their overall safety programs, on and off the highway, and were judged to be the best in their commitment to improving safety on our nation’s highways.

In addition to earning the 2009 National Fleet Safety Award in the small carrier category, Erb International also ranked as a finalist for the award in five of the past eight years; in 2009, it was also a finalist in the Best Fleets to Drive For program, which is jointly administered by TCA and CarriersEdge. This is the second consecutive year that Roehl Transport has been honored with the grand prize award the National Fleet Safety Awards’ large carrier division.

The following companies are the top divisional winners based on low accident frequency per million miles:

Division I – Less than 5 Million Miles
1st Place – Specialty Transport Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.
2nd Place – PAF Transportation Inc., Scarborough, Maine
3rd Place – Frerichs Freight Lines Inc., Belleville, Ill.

Division II – 5-14.99 Million Miles
1st Place – Davis Transport Inc., Missoula, Mont.
2nd Place – Refrigerated Food Express Inc./RFX Specialized Division, Avon, Mass.
3rd Place – AAT Carriers Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Division III – 15-24.99 Million Miles
1st Place – Erb International Inc., New Hamburg, Ontario
2nd Place – Nationwide Express Inc., Shelbyville, Tenn.
3rd Place – Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, Cincinnati

Division IV – 25-49.99 Million Miles
1st Place – MacKinnon Transport Inc., Guelph, Ontario
2nd Place – Kennesaw Transportation, White, Ga.
3rd Place – Freymiller Inc., Oklahoma City

Division V – 50-99.99 Million Miles
1st Place – Carter Express Inc., Anderson, Ind.
2nd Place – Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co. Inc., Salem, Ill.
3rd Place – NFI, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Division VI – 100 Million or More Miles
1st Place – Bison Transport Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
2nd Place – Gordon Trucking, Inc., Pacific, Wash.
3rd Place – Roehl Transport Inc., Marshfield, Wis.