ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) is pleased to announce a significant three-year sponsorship extension with Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. in support of NTTC's first-class Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Program (PTTDOY). This premier award recognizes those professional tank truck drivers, and independent contractors, who serve the industry with the safest, most reliable transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities. NTTC, with the continuous commitment of Baldwin & Lyons, parent company of Protective Insurance Company, has recognized twenty-four Professional Tank Truck Driver Champions, and three Professional Tank Truck Driver Grand Champions since the 2013-2014 contest year.
"We are very excited about the continued relationship with our partners at Baldwin & Lyons," said NTTC President Daniel R. Furth. "NTTC's mission in championing safety and education through advocacy in the tank truck community particularly resonates within the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Program. Recognizing these drivers, who are the backbone of our industry, would not be possible without the tremendous support of Baldwin & Lyons."
Baldwin & Lyons' Vice President of Sales Jeffrey Silvey commented: "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with NTTC as there is a strong alignment between Baldwin & Lyons' and NTTC's commitment to recognize the best-in-class professional drivers which serve the tank truck industry. Baldwin & Lyons and Protective are proud to help establish and continue such a prestigious award."
At the NTTC's recent Board meeting in August, former Board chairman Dean Kaplan of Toledo-based K-Limited Carrier, Ltd. was selected by NTTC's Executive Committee to serve as the association's first contest committee chair to oversee the association's recognition programs, including the PTTDOY award and the Outstanding Safety Performance Awards, to ensure high quality programming, continuous improvement and ongoing carrier engagement. Dean Kaplan noted, "Without the strong support of loyal sponsors like B&L, we simply could not achieve our goal of highlighting our drivers' commitment to safety throughout our industry and I thank B&L's entire management team for sharing our mission."
Contest application materials for the 2016 – 2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Contest can be found on the NTTC website here.
The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies since its founding in 1945. 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, but that represents 25.6% of all truck freight in terms of tonnage due to the heavy nature of the liquid bulk products we handle.
About Baldwin & Lyons
Baldwin & Lyons, parent company of Protective, was founded in 1930 and specializes in marketing and underwriting insurance for the transportation industry. Today, Baldwin, based in Carmel, Ind., is a diversified holding company with seven different operating entities within its structure. Protective is licensed in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all Canadian provinces and provides leading coverage for trucking fleets of all sizes as well as coverages for independent contractors within the trucking industry. Protective also offers a public transportation insurance program that provides comprehensive coverage for charter and tour bus companies, school bus contractors and limousine services.
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SOURCE National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.