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

Click here for the 2018 Fleet Safety Award form

Click here for the 2018 Safety Professional form

Click here for the 2018 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 to 500,000 MilesPrecision Heavy Haul, Inc.

500,001 to 1 Million MilesBulk or Liquid Transport, LLC

 1,000,001 to 3 Million MilesStewart Transport, Inc.

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

3,000,001 to 7 Million MilesDiamond Trucking Inc.

  • Honorable Mention – 3,000,001 to 7 Million Miles – Groendyke Transport, Inc.

7 Million Miles and over – Andeavor Logistics


2017 Chairman’s Award Walmart Supply Chain  


2017 Driver of the Year, 1st Place –  Kelly Lindsey – Stewart Transport, Inc.

  • Honorable Mention – Driver of the Year – Mark Hall, Andeavor Logistics


2017 Safety Professional of the Year, 1st PlaceRita Young – Shamrock Foods Co.

  • Honorable Mention – 2017 Safety Professional of the Year – Jim Armstrong – Diamond Trucking Inc.



 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 2018 SMC meetings have been scheduled for the second Thursday, every other month, 2:00 – 4:00 PM  at the ATA  offices starting in January 2018.

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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