The goal of the Safety and Maintenance Council (SMC) is to provide membership with the best possible resources to enhance current and future safety, maintenance processes and technologies, as well as to recognize members for safety achievements. The intent is to educate and support membership in order to improve the safety of employees as well as the general public.  


The ATA and the SMC Committee encourage you to participate in the Fleet Safety Award, Safety Professional Safety Award and the Driver of the Year Award.  The links below provide the applications for your company, safety professional and your drivers.  Applications must be submitted to the ATA no later than March 31, 2017.

Click here for the 2016 Fleet Safety Award form

Click here for the 2016 Safety Professional form

Click here for the 2016 Driver of the Year form


 The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) and the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) have announced winners of the industry’s fleet safety and individual achievement awards. Fleet safety awards are presented to trucking companies that have the lowest accident rates per million miles traveled within Arizona, but who also demonstrate significant community involvement and make contributions to overall truck safety in the state. The awards are co-sponsored by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, HELP Inc., Provider of PrePass and Transtar Insurance Brokers, Inc. Winners of fleet safety and individual awards are:

1 – 500,000 miles

Winner                           Bulk or Liquid Transport, LLC,  (Phoenix Division)
Honorable Mention       Precision Heavy Haul, Inc.,  Tolleson, AZ

500,001-1,000,000 miles

Winner                           J & L Transportation Inc, Phoenix, AZ

1,000,001- 3,000,000 miles

Winner                            ATG Transport, LLC, Mesa, A
Honorable Mention        Groendyke Transport, Inc. (Phoenix Terminal)

7,000,001 and over

Winner                         Knight Refrigerated., Phoenix, AZ
Honorable Mention      Walmart Transportation, LLC , Buckeye Distribution Center

Chairman’s Award – Overall Grand Champion

Knight Refrigerated, Phoenix, AZ

2015 Safety Professional of the Year

Chris Davis, FedEx Freight, Phoenix, AZ

2015 Driver of the Year

Eric Ramsdell, Walmart Transportation LLC., Buckeye Distribution Center

View Photos from the Safety Award Reception and Awards here.

 If you would like to participate in the SMC please complete the committee member profile form below. We are asking that all SMC Council members current and potential fill out the form. Please feel free to share this with other employees in your organization who may want to be part of this group. 

The 2017 SMC meetings have been scheduled for the second Thursday, every other month, 2:00 – 4:00 PM  at the ATA starting in January 2017.

Please note: The Safety & Maintenance Council is only open to employees of ATA member companies in good standing.


  • The Arizona Share the Road Program
  • Annual Fleet Safety Awards through Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF)
  • Safety Professional of the Year Award
  • Driver of the Quarter/Driver of the Year Awards
  • Safety and Maintenance Council
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Want more information on safety and compliance concerns?

contact our Safety Consultant – Bernie Gazdzik – at 602.370.4242 or email:

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