At Oakley Transport, we are serious about safety. Since our beginnings in 1986, we have been pursuing the highest safety standard in the trucking industry one mile at a time. Millions of miles later, we have once again won the highly-esteemed National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) 2022 North American Safety Contest Grand Award, making this the third time we have earned this prestigious award in the most recent four years. The annual North American Safety Contest award recognizes tank truck operations, both carriers and private fleets, in North America who have the best safety programs and safety records for the year.
The Competitive Safety Contest portion is conducted in two rounds to determine the safest tank truck for-hire carrier or tank truck private fleet. In round one, three awards, Grand, Honor, and Merit recognize each for-hire carrier and private fleet in their respective mileage class.
After winning the Grand award in our class, Oakley Transport now moves on to the second round of the contest, bringing us one step closer to the North American Champion title. Round two determines the North American Champion in two divisions; the Harvison Division (over 15 million miles), and the Sutherland Division (under 15 million miles). This year's competition features rule changes including a third, separate Safety Award for private fleets.
“Our driving professionals are the ones that have won this award,” said Oakley Transport Director of Safety Kelly McDowell. “We are not only proud of what they do day in and day out, but also of the standard of safety they take with them on the road every day."
The winners of the North American Safety Contest's Sutherland and Harvison Divisions will be announced during the NTTC Annual Conference in May. Division winners will claim the prestigious North American Safety Champion Trophy, sponsored by Heil Trailer International.
We couldn’t do what we do without our entire team. Thank you to each and every member of our Oakley Family for helping us win this award.