Pittsburgh, PA (September 23, 2011) – PITT OHIO announced today that they have been awarded their fifth American Trucking Association (ATA) President’s Trophy. The award also has the industry consensus of being the highest safety award available to all motor carriers in the United States.
The President’s Trophy is presented by ATA and its Safety Management Council to one carrier in each of the following categories: Under 25 Million Miles (small fleet); 25 to 100 Million Miles (mid-size fleet); and Over 100 Million Miles (large fleet). PITT OHIO earned the award in the mid-size fleet category.
The three ATA President’s trophy recipients are honored for their superior safety achievements, outstanding commitment to industry safety and extensive promotion of safety among all highway users. Motor carriers are eligible every 4 years and PITT OHIO has won the award in every year the company has been eligible.
PITT OHIO’s Vice President of Safety and Risk Management Ron Uriah was honored to compete for the President’s Trophy with the best motor carriers in the nation. Uriah said, “We are fortunate to have been given this opportunity again because of the commitment our drivers have to driving safe, the dedication of our Senior Driver Trainers and the excellent equipment provided by our fleet service technicians. We thank the American Trucking Association, Senior Vice President of Great West Casualty John Joines and Great West Insurance for recognizing carriers’ safety efforts.”
President of PITT OHIO, Charles (Chuck) L. Hammel III said, “I am very proud of this accomplishment as it exemplifies that safety is an inherent part of our culture. Safety is a priority with all of our employees.”
CMO and Executive Vice President of PITT OHIO, Geoff Muessig said, “PITT OHIO is proud to win the American Trucking Association’s President Trophy which is emblematic of operating one of the nation’s safest fleets. In our industry safety is synonymous with quality. Our 2,200 employees’ continuous attention to detail, process, and regulations results in an exemplary safety record and highly reliable on-time, claims-free service. We appreciate the recognition from the ATA and support from our customers.”
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at: www.pittohio.com.
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Candi Cybator, Manager Marketing/Public Relations
1-800-366-7488, extension 6313