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The ATA encourages our members to participate in the Fleet Safety Award, Safety Professional Safety Award and the Driver of the Year Award.

Winners of each category were announced at the ATA Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

 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 Transtar Insurance Brokers, Inc. and PrePass Safety Alliance.  Winners of fleet safety and individual awards are:

2018 Chairman’s Award Diamond Trucking Inc. 

1 to 500,000 MilesPrecision Heavy Haul, Inc.

  • Honorable MentionBulk or Liquid Transport, LLC

1,000,001 to 3 Million Miles – ATG Transport, LLC

  • Honorable MentionGroendyke Transport, Inc.

3,000,001 to 7 Million MilesStewart Transport, Inc.

  • Honorable MentionBarney Trucking Inc. 

7 Million Miles and over – Walmart Supply Chain

  • Honorable MentionABF Freight System



2018 Driver of the Year, 1st Place –  Rick Lane – Shamrock Foods Co.

  • Honorable Mention – Driver of the Year – Duane Donner, Walmart Supply Chain


2018 Safety Professional of the Year, 1st PlaceJim Armstrong – Diamond Trucking Inc.

  • Honorable Mention – 2018 Safety Professional of the Year – Amanda Gallegos – Stewart Transport, Inc.


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.

 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.  

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

MemberProfile – click here for form

  • 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 Year Awards
  • Safety and Maintenance Council
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