Tolleson, AZ – The Arizona Trucking Association announced the Fleet and Safety Awards for 2021.
The safety awards honor our dedicated professional drivers, our safest fleets, and the individuals — supervisors, managers, and maintenance technicians — all who play an important role in the continuous improvement of highway safety.
The safety awards are some of the most important recognitions the Arizona Trucking Association and the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation, who manage these awards, give during the year.
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
The “Driver of the Year” award is intended to recognize a career driver who exemplifies outstanding standards of conduct and ability, and who is a credit to the Arizona transportation industry. Nominees must have no DOT recordable accidents or moving violations within the past three years as shown through a current MVR, while operating full time in interstate or intrastate commerce. The nominee must also be actively engaged in mentoring, scene of accident support or other examples of professionalism.
The 2021 Driver of the Year is Lisa Augustyn, Minero Trucking, LLC
SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
ATA’s Safety Professional Award recognizes individuals who, by past record, exemplify the type of career safety professional whose high standards of conduct and ability are both an asset to their company and a credit to the transportation industry in the State of Arizona.
The 2021 Safety Professional of the Year is Brian Boyer, FedEx Freight.
FLEET SAFETY AWARDS
For the fleet safety awards, our judges looked at a fleet’s accident rate, weighed against total Arizona miles during calendar year 2019, the fleet’s Inspection Out of Service Rate in SAFER, along with these additional factors as listed on the entry form: workplace safety; community outreach, including Share the Road, Teens & Trucks, participation in RoadCheck, or other safety events; Driver/Employee recognition programs; and other demonstrated efforts to enhance the image of the transportation industry.
The 2021 Fleet Safety Award Winners are as follows:
- 1 to 500,000 miles category, Precision Heavy Haul, Inc. – Michael Poppe, President
- 1 million – 3 million-mile category ATG Transport, LLC – Ray Mogensen, CEO
- 3 to 7 million miles goes to Barney Trucking Inc. – Glen Barney, Owner and Founder
This year’s Chairman’s Award for Safety and Community Service is Precision Heavy Haul, Inc. The Chairman’s Award for Safety and Community Service. This award goes to the Fleet with the lowest accident frequency rate and additionally, for its contributions to the furtherance of safety to the State of Arizona.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for your service to our industry and profession.