Trucking Elite May 2012
May 1, 2012
Bay & Bay Transportation, D and T Trucking Recognize Outstanding Drivers
Bay & Bay Transportation along with D and T Trucking recognized outstanding drivers at their second annual Driver Banquet and Top Dawg Awards held January 28, 2011 at the Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, MN.
President and CEO Sam Anderson presented four Top Dawg Awards to the top producing drivers in each division. The winners were: Peter Yelisiyev (Bulk Division); Tim Langer (Freight-Company Driver); Pam Hokanson (Freight-Owner Operator) and Al Lloyd (D&T). Each of these winners were presented with a plaque and a certificate for a trip to the destination of their choice.
Also recognized were over 35 Wall of Famers and previous and current Drivers of the Year.
The Wall of Fame recognizes drivers who have been with the company for 10 years or more. All of these drivers were presented with gift cards.
Prior to the award ceremony, there was a cocktail reception and dinner for the drivers, their guests, operations and other key employees.
Founded in 1941, Bay & Bay is a national truckload carrier with nationwide logistics services headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. With its terminal in Burnsville, MN, Bay & Bay manages transportation of dry van, refrigerated, blanket wrap, flatbed, dry bulk tank, LTL and Intermodal shipments in the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1959, D&T Trucking excels in the temperature-control market. Through its select group of independent contractors, D&T has served some of the nation’s leading corporations and smaller companies consistently for over five decades.
For more information, contact Greta Golfis at (612) 836-4085 or visit www.bayandbay.com or http://www.dttruck.com.
TMC Transportation Names Joey Stipp Trainer of the Year
TMC Transportation, the largest privately-held flatbed carrier in the nation, recently honored Neosho, Mo., resident Joey Stipp as the Trainer of the Year for 2011. He was previously named Trainer of the Month for August of 2011, making him eligible for the year-end award.
“Joey has an upbeat, laid back attitude that makes him enjoyable to work with,” says fleet manager Shawn Buggs. “Add the fact that he pays attention to detail and has a willingness to teach what he knows to others, makes him one of our best trainers.”
Drivers are chosen for this award based on superior performance as a driver trainer. The Trainer Award Program is based on a point scale which awards points for being accident-free, incident-free, retaining driver trainees, displaying a positive attitude, being claim-free and displaying proper load securement.
TMC, the nation’s largest privately-held provider of flatbed transportation, provides expert transportation services and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. TMC, founded in 1972, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and is known for its integrity, innovation, superior safety record and dedication to quality and customer service. To learn more about TMC visit www.tmctrans.com or find us on facebook.
Holland Driver Warren Clark Reaches Elite Safety Milestone
Holland is proud to announce that professional driver Warren Clark has reached the rare safety milestone of driving three million consecutive miles without a preventable accident. This makes him one of just two active Holland drivers to have achieved this elite status.
Warren Clark, 63, has been driving for Holland since 1979, and currently operates a line haul route out of the Chattanooga, TN service center. His route takes him to and from Kentucky five times a week, travelling approximately 560 miles each round-trip.
“His accomplishment is truly an exceptional one,” said Holland President Mike Naatz. “Warren’s commitment to safety and professionalism is something that we at Holland are extremely proud of and grateful for.”
To give this feat some perspective, three million miles is the equivalent to safely making six round trips to the moon or over 116 circumnavigations of Earth.
On Thursday, February 23, Warren was honored for his achievement by a law enforcement escort to the facility followed by a celebratory event with family, friends, and co-workers.
In attendance were Holland President Mike Naatz and Vice President of Operations Scott Ware who presented Warren with several awards for his achievement, including a commemorative plaque, a three million miler leather jacket and ring. His tractor now proudly displays the three million mile emblem.
Warren described the event as “the best day of my career.” Over that long career, he said the key to his safety success has been simple — patience, courtesy, and awareness.
Despite his 33-year career with Holland, Warren Clark shows no signs of slowing. He says that he looks forward to the day he reaches his next milestone–four million consecutive miles accident-free.
Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Founded in Holland, MI, in 1929, Holland provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern United States and in eastern Canada. For more information, visit hollandregional.com.
CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced today that Crete Carrier Corporation was named a finalist for the 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®. Crete Carrier Corporation is one of two truckload carriers to be included on the short list, which serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.
“Being recognized as a most valuable employer by an organization that serves military members is a terrific honor for all of us at Crete Carrier Corporation,” says Jeff Dady, Driver Development Manager at Crete Carrier Corporation. “We at Crete Carrier Corporation understand that the transition to the civilian work force can be difficult. Our employee programs are designed to train and transition military individuals into a profession that will allow them to provide for their families. Our hope for 2012 is to help provide this transition for more than 500 military individuals. I want to personally thank our military men and women for a job well done.”
The 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Winners will be selected from this pool of finalist companies and will be announced May 1, 2012. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Civilian Job News, CivilianJobs.com’s world-wide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the CivilianJobs.com web site.
“In my role with the Staffing Services team at CivilianJobs.com, I support a number of employers’ military hiring programs, and as such, I am aware of the methods by which many companies recruit from the military talent pool,” said Pete Charest, director of staffing. “With that said, the dedication demonstrated by the 2012 MVE Finalists to hiring veterans as well as their innovative approaches to sourcing military job seekers was very impressive. I am proud to help recognize their efforts.”
Crete Carrier continues to provide civilian careers for current and former members of the military. Opportunities can be found in Crete’s driving force, as well as in the office and shop. The Crete Carrier military program has many advantages including: industry-leading compensation, learning from experienced trainers, and no team driving. Interested drivers can visit www.cretecarrierjobs.com/military or call 800-998-2221 to talk with our Recruiting Team. To learn more about office and shop career opportunities available at Crete Carrier or to apply, visit www.cretecarrier.com or call 800-998-4195. Once training is complete, Crete Carrier will match the new employee with the right position in the company.