NTTC Officially Launches Its Professional Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

NTTC Officially Launches Its Professional Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

ARLINGTON, VA – Today the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) launched the William A. Usher, Sr. Award during its 65th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas to recognize excellence within the professional tank truck driver community.  This program recognizes professional tank truck drivers and independent contractors who serve the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities.  The award name pays homage to William A. Usher, Sr. from Usher Transport, Inc. for his extensive career in and service to the tank truck industry.  NTTC member Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. is the official sponsor of the award.

The Usher Award furthers the NTTC’s mission to champion safety and success in both the tank truck community and the people they serve.  The association believes this new program will help promote improved safety among all drivers, advance the association’s strategic plan, and strengthen its safety committee.

NTTC Chairman Jim Shaeffer commented: “I am thrilled the NTTC is launching this timely and essential program to honor our professional tank truck drivers.  A recognition program of this nature is long overdue at the NTTC.  We strongly feel that by properly thanking our drivers as our most important asset in the industry, we help to sustain our future driver work force, thus strengthening our businesses and the economy at-large.”

Baldwin & Lyons’ Vice President of Sales Matt Thompson stated, “We believe that recognition programs such as this further solidify tank truck drivers’ status as best-in-class throughout the industry. We are proud to help establish an award to honor these safe and reliable drivers.”

Eight finalists will be selected, but only one champion driver will ultimately win the prestigious Usher Award during the NTTC 66th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada April 27-29, 2014.  This individual will be selected for his or her abilities to operate safely and professionally, demonstrated leadership abilities within his or her own company, and the candidate’s contributions to the industry and community.  During the champion’s one-year term, The Usher Award winner will serve as the NTTC spokesperson for the industry and will attend many NTTC events.

About NTTC
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies since 1945.  The NTTC’s mission is to champion safety and success in the tank truck community and the people we serve.  NTTC’s membership consists of approximately 240 carriers that specialize in bulk transportation services by cargo tank throughout North America.  Additionally, the association represents over 300 associate members that include cargo tank repair facilities, tractor manufacturers, tank trailer manufacturers, and other related tank truck equipment and services.

About  Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a specialty property-casualty insurer with a leading position in providing liability coverage for large and medium-sized trucking and public transportation fleets as well as coverages for trucking industry independent contractors. Additionally, the Company's product offerings include coverage for private passenger automobile, small fleet trucking and professional liability as well as property and casualty reinsurance assumed.