2019 Safety Awards Banquet Results

The Kansas Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year
The Drivers of the Month are nominated by their companies for years of safe driving, community involvement and acts of heroism. The winners are selected by a panel of judges from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Kansas Corporation Commission and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

    January Driver of the Month – Warren Bennett - Groendyke Transportation, Inc.

    February Driver of the Month – Dana Stumpff - Walmart Transportation

    March Driver of the Month – James Kussman - FedEx Freight, Inc.

    April Driver of the Month – Curtis Whittley - FedEx Freight, Inc.

    May Driver of the Month –Wayne Peterson - RedGuard LLC

    June Driver of the Month – William Fisher - Walmart Transportation

    July Driver of the Month – Dale Bowman - Convoy Systems LLC

    August Driver of the Month – David Holcomb - FedEx Freight, Inc.

    September Driver of the Month –Stacy Waybright - Groendyke Transportation, Inc.

    October Driver of the Month – Lafe Myers - Convoy Systems LLC

    November Driver of the Month – Jerry Joyner - Walmart Transportation

    December Driver of the Month – Jeffery Dwerlkotte - UPS Freight


      2018 - Kansas Driver of the Year
                     

      Wayne Peterson – RedGuard LLC

      He has been a professional driver for 42 years with 2.5 million miles driven.
                       


       

      The Safety Professional of the Year
      Nominations for this award are submitted by a driver's company, or other individuals, for their successful implementation of safety programs within their company that have resulted in a superior safety climate within their company.

       

      Judy Miller - Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

         

         

         

        The Fleet Safety Contest
        This competition acknowledges carriers who compete in their division category and submit their company’s accident records for review by the panel of judges who also judge other KMCA safety contests. The carriers are evaluated on their Kansas DOT accident frequency ratio, ISS-2 score, SafeStat score and miles traveled in Kansas during the contest year. 

         

        2018 Fleet Safety Certificate Winners
        The Certificate Winners are determined by the Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 accidents per million miles traveled on Kansas Highways. Companies who entered that had an Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 received a certificate.

                       

        AGGREGATE CARRIER DIVISION

        Capital Trucking, LLC

         

         

        AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

        Short & Son Inc.

         

         

        MOVERS CONFERENCE

        James B Studdard Transfer and Storage Company, Inc.

        Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation

         

         

        PRIVATE DIVISION

        Occidental Chemical Corporation

        RedGuard, LLC  

         

         

        LARGE PRIVATE CARRIER DIVISION

        Walmart Transportation

         

         

        TANK TRUCK DIVISION

        Garden City Co-op, Inc.

        Occidental Chemical Corporation

         

         

        LARGE TANK TRUCK DIVISION

        Groendyke Transportation Inc.

         

         

        LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        ABF Freight System Inc.

        FedEx Freight, Inc.

         

         

        TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        Convoy Systems LLC

        Debrick Truck Line Company

        Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

        International Express Trucking

        J & H Trucking Inc.

        Keim T S, Inc.

        Red Line, Inc.

          


        2018 Fleet Safety Winners
        The Fleet Safety Winners
        received an award based on the best safety record in their division.

                       

        AGGREGATE CARRIER DIVISION

        Capital Trucking, LLC

         

         

        AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

        Short & Son Inc.

         

         

        MOVERS CONFERENCE

        Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation

         

         

        PRIVATE CARRIER DIVISION

        Occidental Chemical Corporation  

         

         

        LARGE PRIVATE CARRIER DIVISION

        Walmart Transportation

         

         

        TANK TRUCK DIVISION

        Garden City Co-op, Inc. 

         

         

        LARGE TANK TRUCK DIVISION

        Groendyke Transportation Inc.

         

         

        LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        FedEx Freight, Inc.

         

         

        TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

                       

         

          2018 Kansas Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner
          The Fleet Champion of the 2018 Fleet Safety Contest had the best overall safety record of those who competed in the Fleet Safety Contest. They have a 0% out of service rate in driver inspections and 0% out of service rate for vehicle inspections.                            
                             

          Short & Son Inc.

           

          2018 Kansas Large Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner          

          They have a 0.1 out of service rate for driver inspections and 4.6% out of service rate for vehicle inspections.

             

            Walmart Transportation



          2019 Event Details

          The "Best of the Best" of 2018 was recognized at the 2019 KMCA Safety Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Awards were given for Drivers of the Month, Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and Fleet Safety Contest Winners.



























           


           
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