ARLINGTON, Va., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced today that it will continue a 35-yearlong partnership with Heil Trailer International in recognizing the safest bulk carriers in the industry with the Outstanding Safety Performance Awards. NTTC's Outstanding Safety Performance Awards are open to all for-hire and private fleet carrier members of NTTC. This prestigious award recognizes the best tank truck safety programs in two mileage divisions – Harvison, which is 15 million miles and above and Sutherland, which is less than 15 million miles. The Mileage Divisions are named after the first two and longest-serving NTTC presidents: Austin Sutherland (1945-1972) and his successor, Cliff Harvison (1972-2005). Each competing company is then rated on accident frequency, safety record improvement, carrier's driver selection and training, vehicle maintenance program, personnel safety program and record, along with contributions to the cause of general highway safety.
"We're very pleased to construct a long-term partnership agreement with our friends at Heil Trailer International," said NTTC President Daniel R. Furth. "Heil Trailer's renewed commitment to our Outstanding Safety Performance program underscores the shared values of both carriers and suppliers within the tank truck industry. We must consistently work together to maintain our industry's envious position as one of the safest segments in trucking."
"We are proud to continue our partnership with NTTC on the Outstanding Safety Performance Awards and help emphasize the importance of safety in our industry," said Doug Chapple, CEO of EnTrans International, parent company of Heil Trailer International. "Safety is the principal focus at Heil Trailer, so this partnership is an ideal fit for our company."
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies since 1945. Since then, NTTC has served as the voice of the tank truck industry and the recognized resource of its leaders. NTTC's membership is comprised of over 600 companies that specialize in bulk transportation services by cargo tank throughout North America. The tank truck industry generates roughly 5.1% of all truck freight revenue, while representing 25.6% of all truck freight in terms of tonnage due to the heavy nature of the liquid bulk products we handle.
About Heil Trailer International, Co.
Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil Trailer designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. Heil Trailer International, Co., Kalyn Siebert and SERVA are part of EnTrans International, LLC, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil & gas industry. Heil Trailer International, Co. is headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee. For more information about Heil Trailer, visit www.heiltrailer.com.
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SOURCE National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC)