PITT OHIO, a leader in regional and national logistics services, announced today the receipt of the prestigious American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) President’s Trophy in the Over 100 Million Miles category. This marks the seventh time PITT OHIO has received this award; winning every year the company has been eligible.
The ATA President’s Trophy is the highest safety award available to motor carriers in the United States and is presented annually to only three motor carriers to win. A company is judged to be outstanding on the basis of its safety record, program and community outreach activities by top motor carrier safety professionals as well as commercial vehicle enforcement personnel.
“This was truly a team effort,” Jim Fields, PITT OHIO’s Chief Operating Officer stated. “Our operations, safety and vehicle maintenance teams work together to keep safety in the forefront of every second, minute, hour and day for everything we do.”
Due to the company’s growth, PITT OHIO was elevated to the over 100 Million Miles Category for the first time.
“This award is possibly the most special of all of the previous ones,” Fields admitted. “Being elevated to the over 100 Million Miles Category brought us into competition with industry icons we had not previously contended with.”
PITT OHIO’s Vice President of Safety, Jeff Mercadante, remarked, “I am extremely proud and excited to share this award with everyone at PITT OHIO. It is rewarding to know that the programs we put into place to keep our own employees and the general public safe is regarded so highly in the industry. Our safety programs only work if everyone at PITT OHIO believes in them, and that starts at the very top.”
“We are blessed to have some of the safest equipment on the road today,” continued Fields. “We express our gratitude to our president Chuck Hammel for allowing us to invest in the latest and best technology for our vehicles, to enable our drivers to minimize the risks that exist with all of the various conditions they experience on a daily and nightly basis.”
Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, the ATA President’s Trophy will be presented to PITT OHIO at the ATA Safety Management Council’s Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in April.
ABOUT PITT OHIO
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 and the remainder of the United States and Canada with the PITT OHIO Transportation Group and additional North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
Candi Cybator, Manager Marketing/Public Relations
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