Safety Awards Honor Top Fleets, Drivers and Technicians

April 11, 2017

Grand Truck Safety Award

New South Express

The award for Most Improved Truck Safety is presented to the company whose overall safety record improved the highest percentage over last year. This percentage is based on the accident frequency rate per million miles traveled. 

Driver of the Year

Degrant Stevenson 

Spinx Transportation

Mr. Stevenson has 42 years of commercial driving and over 4.5 million career miles.  He has been with Spinx over 13 years and has driven over 1 million of his career miles with them.  Spinx management say that “Degrant gets the job done on time and correctly. He is a good steward and represents the company as a professional driver, gentleman, and genuinely.  He is a good man."

Technician of the Year

Jeff Grimes

Shealy Truck Centers

Mr. Grimes began as a technician at 18 years old. He is master technician and Shealy’s lead technician for Advanced diagnostics.  He is known for  always willing to lead and teach other technicians and management says he truly connects with people at a personal level.

 

Safety Professional of the Year

Pat Shorb

Wal-Mart Stores

Mr. Shorb is the Safety Director for Wal-mart Stores in Laurens, SC.  Over the years has provided service in many ways to SCTA. He’s always just a phone call away to assist staff with special requests, lend a truck or driver for outreach, or be a resource for a fellow member.  Mr. Shorb has spent countless years serving with the Truck Driving Championships as a volunteer, leader, and judge. He’s a dedicated employee, former truck driver, and avid family man. 

Most Improved Truck Safety Award

CVS Transportation

The award for Most Improved Truck Safety is presented to the company whose overall safety record improved the highest percentage over last year. This percentage is based on the accident frequency rate per million miles traveled. Mike Neal, Transportation & Shipping Manager, accepted the award on behalf of CVS Transportation. 

 

Industrial Safety Award Winners

SCTA Industrial Safety Awards are presented to companies whose workplace safety programs are effective in reducing or eliminating on-the-job incidents. 

G & P Trucking
Milliken & Company
N. W. White & Company
New South Express
Southeastern Freight Lines
Spinx Transportation
Superior Carriers
Superior Transportation
Thompson Trucking
Wal-Mart Transportation

This year, companies that entered the Truck Safety Contest traveled over 191 million miles on South Carolina’s highways during 2016. 

First Place Winners
ABF Freight
Ard Trucking Company, Inc.
Associated Petroleum Carriers
Bulldog Hiway Express 
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Dillon Provision Co.
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
G & P Trucking Company
Golden Strip Transfer
Milliken & Co.
New South Express Inc.
N.W. White & Company
Southeastern Freight Lines
Southern Tank Transport, Inc.
Spinx Transportation Company
Superior Transportation, Inc.
TCW Inc.
Thompson Trucking
Wal-Mart Stores
The Waggoners Trucking

Second Place Winners
Ard Trucking Company Inc.
Associated Petroleum Carriers
Belue Trucking Co., Inc.
Bulldog Hiway Express
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Dillon Provision Co., Inc.
FedEx Freight Inc.
G & P Trucking Company
Golden Strip Transfer
J. Grady Randolph
Milliken & Co.
Southeastern Freight Lines
Southern Transportation, LLC
Spinx Transportation Company
Upstate Trucking, Inc.

2016 Drivers of the Month

The truck Driver of the Month program was initiated to recognize those drivers who have excelled during their careers of safe driving. 


January
Eddie Higgins, New South Express
February
Jonathan Stone, G & P Trucking
March
Sam Brown, TCW
April 
Degrant Stevenson, Spinx Transportation
May 
Guy Pippen, Bulldog Hiway Express
June
Leonard Baxley, Sumter Transport
July 
Rocky Bramlette, Hartt Transportation
August 
Donald Johnson, Spinx Transportation
September
James Burris, New South Express
October 
Gregory Lynch, Bulldog Hiway Express
November
Alton O’Shields, Milliken & Co.
December 
Patricia Wilson, Hartt Transportation

2016 Technicians of the Quarters

The 2016 Technicians of the quarter are among the best in the industry and show a commitment to their companies and fellow employees.

Jeff Grimes, Shealy Truck Centers 
(1st Qtr.)

Richard Bennet, The Pete Store – SC 
(2nd Qtr.)

Rickie Mozie , Shealy Truck Centers  
(3rd Qtr.)

Scott Chasteen , Excel Truck Group 
(4th Qtr.)