Contact: David Yonemoto, Director of Safety
Kalle Applegate , Director of Events & Publications
Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc.
4005 SE Naef Road - Portland, OR 97267
What: Announcing the 2009 Fleet Safety Award Winners
Safety Director of the Year: Randy Blue, Leavitt’s Freight Service
Safety Grand Champion of the Year: Independent Dispatch Inc.
1. Harris Transportation Company, LLC (Portland)
2. Blue Line Transportation Company, LLC (Portland)
3. Space Age Fuel, Inc (Welches)
1. Independent Dispatch, Inc. (Portland)
2. Lile International Companies, Inc. (Portland)
3. Helser Bros Transfer Company (Portland)
Common Carrier Less Than Truckload
1. Con-way Freight (Statewide)
2. ABF Freight System, Inc. (Portland)
3. Kool Pak, LLC (Clackamas)
Common Carrier Truckload- Less than 3 mil. miles
1. Mitchell Bros Truck Line, Inc. (Vancouver, WA)
2. McGinn Bros Trucking, LLC (Haines)
3. Tradewinds Transportation, LLC (Albany)
Common Carrier Truckload- 3 mil. miles or more
1. Thomas & Sons Distributors, Inc (Coos Bay)
2. Redding Lumber Transport, Inc. (Redding)
3. TP Trucking (Portland)
1. Darigold, Inc. (Portland)
2. Bi-Mart Corporation (Eugene)
3. Pepsi NW Beverages, LLC (Mt. Angel)
Fleet Safety Award winners are determined by their mileage and accident ratios. The Oregon Trucking Associations Safety Management Council is proud to oversee these awards and promote safety and education in the trucking industry. Awards were provided courtesy of OTA member, Great West Casualty.
The Oregon Trucking Associations has been serving the needs of the state's trucking industry for more than 50 years. OTA is the only organization promoting and protecting the interests of the entire Oregon industry before the legislature, administrative agencies and courts. The Association is an authorized provider of both state and county permits. OTA also provides many services, including insurance and trainings, which improve the efficiency of its members' operations. OTA's members range from suppliers to owner-operators to carriers that run millions of miles a year. OTA members have varying types of operations, including: general commodities; sand and gravel; forest products; household goods; bulk; heavy haulers; warehouse; and, local cartage.