2021 Event Details

The "Best of the Best" of 2020 will be recognized at the 2021 Safety Awards Ceremony.  Due to the continued restrictions with COVID, KMCA has determined to have the ceremony via Zoom on June 18, 2021 at 2 P.M.

Due to the ceremony being remote; KMCA will be sending the awards to winners via mail.  Awards will be given for Drivers of the Month, Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and Fleet Safety Contest Winners. Look for photos of the winners in the July Dispatch!

The Kansas Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year
The Drivers of the Month are nominated by their companies for years of safe driving, community involvement and acts of heroism. The winners are selected by a panel of judges from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Kansas Corporation Commission and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

    January Driver of the Month – John L Fouraker – Fairview Express LLC

    February Driver of the Month – Myron H Wiebe – Fairview Express LLC

    March Driver of the Month – Theodore Rilinger – FedEx Freight, Inc.

    April Driver of the Month – David Elias – FedEx Freight, Inc.

    May Driver of the Month –Robert David Standley – Occidental Chemical Corporation OCC

    June Driver of the Month – Stephen Madrigal - RedGuard, LLC

    July Driver of the Month – Larry Willits - RedGuard, LLC

    August Driver of the Month – Travis Harries - Walmart

    September Driver of the Month –Geoffory “Jeff” Davis - Walmart

    October Driver of the Month – William “Bill” Fisher – Walmart

    November Driver of the Month – Robert “Bob” Oswald – Walmart

    December Driver of the Month – Fairy “Walt” Petree III - Walmart


    2020 - Kansas Driver of the Year
                   

    Geoffory “Jeff” Davis - Walmart Transportation

    He has been a professional driver for 39 years with 4.7 million miles driven.


    The Safety Professional of the Year
    Nominations for this award are submitted by a driver's company, or other individuals, for their successful implementation of safety programs within their company that have resulted in a superior safety climate within their company.

     

    Don Grubb - RMJK Enterprises Inc. (dba HIT Inc.)

       

       

       

      The Fleet Safety Contest
      This competition acknowledges carriers who compete in their division category and submit their company’s accident records for review by the panel of judges who also judge other KMCA safety contests. The carriers are evaluated on their Kansas DOT accident frequency ratio, ISS-2 score, SafeStat score and miles traveled in Kansas during the contest year. 

       


      2020 Fleet Safety Winners
      The Fleet Safety Winners
      received an award based on the best safety record in their division.

                     

      AGGREGATE CARRIER DIVISION

      Capital Trucking, LLC

       

       

      AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

      Golden Plains Trucking, Inc.

       

       

      MOVERS CONFERENCE

      James B Studdard Transfer & Storage Company, Inc.

       

       

      PRIVATE CARRIER DIVISION

      Occidental Chemical Corporation OCC

       

       

      TANK TRUCK DIVISION

      Occidental Chemical Corporation OCC

       

       

      LARGE TANK TRUCK DIVISION

      Groendyke Transport, Inc.

       

       

      LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

      FedEx Freight, Inc.

       

       

      TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

      Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

                     

       

        2020 Kansas Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner
        The Fleet Champion of the 2020 Fleet Safety Contest had the best overall safety record of those who competed in the Fleet Safety Contest.

        Occidental Chemical Corporation OCC

         


        2020 Kansas Large Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner          

         

        Groendyke Transport, Inc.



        2020 Fleet Safety Certificate Winners
        The Certificate Winners are determined by the Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 accidents per million miles traveled on Kansas Highways. Companies who entered that had an Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 received a certificate.

                       

        AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

        Short & Son Inc.

        Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc.


        PRIVATE DIVISION

        Hampel Oil Distributors Inc.

        RedGuard, LLC  


        TANK TRUCK DIVISION

        Hampel Oil Distributors Inc.


        LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        ABF Freight System, Inc.

        Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.


        TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

        Convoy Systems, LLC

        Debrick Truck Line Company

        J & H Trucking, Inc.

        Red Line, Inc.



        2020 Safety Awards Banquet Results

        The Kansas Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year
        The Drivers of the Month are nominated by their companies for years of safe driving, community involvement and acts of heroism. The winners are selected by a panel of judges from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Kansas Corporation Commission and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

          January Driver of the Month – David Malloy - RedGuard, LLC

          February Driver of the Month – Steve Madrigal - RedGuard, LLC

          March Driver of the Month – Dwight Malloy - RedGuard, LLC

          April Driver of the Month – Matt Rohrer - Walmart Transportation

          May Driver of the Month –Don Kendall - Walmart Transportation

          June Driver of the Month – David Moffett - Walmart Transportation

          July Driver of the Month – Bruce Mitchell - Walmart Transportation

          August Driver of the Month – David Harris -Groendyke Transportation, Inc.

          September Driver of the Month –Nate Pennell - Sedona Trucking, Inc.

          October Driver of the Month – Milo Dean Gadelman Jr. - Convoy Systems, LLC

          November Driver of the Month – James Starr - Groendyke Transportation, Inc.

          December Driver of the Month – Duane Peck - FedEx Freight, Inc.


            2019 - Kansas Driver of the Year
                           

            Don Kendall - Walmart Transportation

            He has been a professional driver for 41 years with 5.2 million miles driven.
                             


             

            The Safety Professional of the Year
            Nominations for this award are submitted by a driver's company, or other individuals, for their successful implementation of safety programs within their company that have resulted in a superior safety climate within their company.

             

            Steve Crider - RedGuard, LLC

               

               

               

              The Fleet Safety Contest
              This competition acknowledges carriers who compete in their division category and submit their company’s accident records for review by the panel of judges who also judge other KMCA safety contests. The carriers are evaluated on their Kansas DOT accident frequency ratio, ISS-2 score, SafeStat score and miles traveled in Kansas during the contest year. 

               


              2019 Fleet Safety Winners
              The Fleet Safety Winners
              received an award based on the best safety record in their division.

                             

              AGGREGATE CARRIER DIVISION

              Capital Trucking, LLC

               

               

              AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

              Golden Plains Trucking, Inc.

               

               

              MOVERS CONFERENCE

              Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation

               

               

              PRIVATE CARRIER DIVISION

              RedGuard, LLC

               

               

              TANK TRUCK DIVISION

              John E. Jones Oil Co Inc.

               

               

              LARGE TANK TRUCK DIVISION

              Groendyke Transportation Inc.

               

               

              LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

              FedEx Freight, Inc.

               

               

              TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

              Convoy Systems, LLC

                             

               

                2019 Kansas Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner
                The Fleet Champion of the 2019 Fleet Safety Contest had the best overall safety record of those who competed in the Fleet Safety Contest. They have a 0% out of service rate in driver inspections and 0% out of service rate for vehicle inspections.                            
                                   

                RedGuard, LLC

                 

                2019 Kansas Large Fleet Safety Contest Grand Trophy Winner          

                They have a 0.1 out of service rate for driver inspections and 4.6% out of service rate for vehicle inspections.

                 

                FedEx Freight, Inc.



                2019 Fleet Safety Certificate Winners
                The Certificate Winners are determined by the Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 accidents per million miles traveled on Kansas Highways. Companies who entered that had an Accident Frequency Ratio of .452 received a certificate.

                               

                AGGREGATE CARRIER DIVISION

                Capital Trucking, LLC


                AGRICULTURAL CARRIERS DIVISION

                Garden City Co-op, Inc.

                Short & Son Inc.


                MOVERS CONFERENCE

                James B Studdard Transfer and Storage Company, Inc.

                Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation


                PRIVATE DIVISION

                Occidental Chemical Corporation

                RedGuard, LLC  


                TANK TRUCK DIVISION

                Basic Chemicals Company LLC

                Garden City Co-op, Inc.

                John E. Jones Oil Co Inc.


                LARGE TANK TRUCK DIVISION

                Groendyke Transportation Inc.


                LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

                FedEx Freight, Inc.

                Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.


                TRUCKLOAD DIVISION

                Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

                J & H Trucking, Inc.

                Red Line, Inc.




























                 


                 
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