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Kottke Trucking wins back-to-back TCA Fleet Safety Awards

On January 7, 2019, the Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) announced their division winners for its 43rd Annual Fleet Safety Awards. We are excited and proud to pass along that, for the second year in a row, Kottke Trucking has been named the safest fleet in Division III (carriers with 15-24.99 million miles).

This recognition is a reflection of the remarkable drivers we have as part of our Kottke Trucking family. To earn the award and then earn it again is a testament to the fact that we truly have one of the best fleets in the trucking industry. We thank every member of the Kottke Trucking family for working to achieve this award, especially to the drivers for their millions and millions of safe miles.

Congratulations to our whole Kottke Trucking family. Also, congratulations to the other 18 winning companies.

We will now move on to compete for one of two grand prizes awarded by TCA.

The following is the press release that the TCA sent out on January 7, 2019:

TCA Announces Division Winners in 43rd Annual Fleet Safety Awards

Eighteen Companies with Outstanding Safety Records Now Eligible for Two Grand Prizes

Alexandria, Virginia:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 43rd Annual Fleet Safety Awards. Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, the awards recognize trucking companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to safety. The top three winning companies in each of six mileage-based divisions had the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles, annually.

“Year after year, TCA’s members prove that safety is the top priority of the truckload industry through participation in the Fleet Safety Awards,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “We are incredibly proud to recognize and showcase these fleets, which have maintained a superb safety record through their use of innovative programs to establish a culture of safety within their companies.”

All division winners are invited to compete for one of two grand prizes – one for carriers with a total annual mileage less than 25 million miles, and the other for carriers with mileage greater than 25 million miles. The two overall grand prize winners will be announced at TCA’s 81st Annual Convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, March 10-13, 2019. All winners will receive recognition at TCA’s 2019 Safety & Security Division Meeting, June 2-4 at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here are the 2018 Fleet Safety Awards winners:


Division I Winners

(less than 5 million miles)

1st Place – Tri Alexander Transportation – Muskogee, OK

2nd Place – Specialty Transport, Inc. – Knoxville, TN

3rd Place – Searcy Specialized – Harrison, OH


Division II Winners

(5-14.99 million miles)

1st Place – M&W Transportation – Nashville, TN

2nd Place – Britton Transport Inc. – Grand Forks, ND

3rd Place – Convoy Systems, LLC – Kansas City, KS


Division III Winners

(15-24.99 million miles)

1st Place – Kottke Trucking, Inc. – Buffalo Lake, MN

2nd Place – Grand Island Express – Grand Island, NE

3rd Place – V&S Midwest Carriers Corp. – Kaukauna, WI


Division IV Winners

(25-49.99 million miles)

1st Place – Trans-West Logistics – Lachine, QC

2nd Place – Hill Brothers Transportation – Omaha, NE

3rd Place – Doug Andrus Distributing – Idaho Falls, ID


Division V Winners

(50-99.99 million miles)

1st Place – Groupe Robert, Inc. – Rougemont, QC

2nd Place- Freymiller – Oklahoma City, OK

3rd Place – Halvor Lines, Inc. – Superior, WI


Division VI Winners

(100 million or more miles)

1st Place – Bison Transport – Winnipeg, MB

2nd Place – May Trucking Co., Inc. – Salem, OR

3rd Place- Contract Freighters, Inc. – Joplin, MO


For more information about TCA’s Fleet Safety Awards, including eligibility requirements and rules, visit the Fleet Safety Awards page. To view images from historic Fleet Safety Awards presentations, visit TCA’s Flickr.

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