Thomas Frain is the Eighth Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year
NTTC revealed the 2021-2022 winner of the annual Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion, Thomas Frain of Highway Transport.
“Congratulations to Thomas Frain,” said NTTC President & CEO Ryan Streblow. “This year’s contest was especially competitive with dozens of drivers from across the United States and Canada in the running. Thomas Frain set himself apart – not only with an impressive two million accident free miles in his career, but his dedication to family and community as well. With Great West Casualty Company’s continued support, we’re honored to showcase the incredible safety record and professionalism displayed by Thomas Frain.”.
“He has served as a driver trainer at the Knoxville terminal for the past four years,” wrote colleague Steven Hittinger in a recommendation. “During that time, he has demonstrated great leadership traits. He works closely with the safety department to develop training videos and serves as instructor and mentor for new drivers in hands-on training classes. Tom is always willing to contribute to any effort that improves the safety of our operations and benefits the company, fellow employees, and the motoring public.”
As Grand Champion, Thomas Frain becomes the leading face representing the North American tank truck industry until the next champion is crowned in a year. Thomas Frain will soon be engaging the public to advocate for the industry and promote safe driving practices. His new role as industry ambassador is fitting, as he boasts a commercial driving career spanning over 30 years with two million accident free miles.
Highway Transport will also be recognized to help celebrate Thomas Frain’s accomplishments, being permitted to showcase the traveling William A. Usher, Sr. trophy until the next contest cycle. The William A. Usher, Sr. trophy recognizes an exemplary tank truck company driver or independent contractor who serves the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities. Its official name pays homage to the late William A. Usher, Sr. from Usher Transport, Inc. for his extensive career in and service to the tank truck industry. Mr. Usher was active in National Tank Truck Carriers for over 40 years.