2017 Safety Awards Banquet Results

The Kansas Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year 
This award recipient is selected from the 12 Drivers of the Month for 2016. 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 – Don Kendall – Walmart Transportation Inc.
  • February Driver of the Month – David Malloy- RedGuard
  • March Driver of the Month – Dennis Seller – FedEx Freight
  • April Driver of the Month – Robert Carr – Walmart Transportation Inc.
  • May Driver of the Month –Kelly Felix – Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • June Driver of the Month – Noble Gould – Walmart Transportation
  • July Driver of the Month – Harold Panzer – Groendyke Transport Inc.
  • August Driver of the Month – Mike Thiemann- RedGuard
  • September Driver of the Month – Dave Moffett – Walmart Transportation Inc.
  • October Driver of the Month –Marshall Unruh- Circle K Transport Inc.
  • November Driver of the Month – Rob Lind – Walmart Transportation Inc.
  • December Driver of the Month – Troy Frederick – FedEx Freight 

2016 - Driver of the Year
  • Noble Gould – Walmart Transportation

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.

  • Jill Maschmeier - National Carriers

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. 

2016 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 Division
    • Short & Son, Inc. 
    • Jim Mitten Trucking, Inc.
  • Movers Conference
    • Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation 
    • James B Studdard Transfer and Storage Company, Inc.
  • Private Division
    • Garmin International 
    • RedGuard, LLC
    • Wal-Mart Transportation
  • Tank Truck Division
    • Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation
    • Occidental Chemical Corporation
    • Groendyke Transportation, Inc.
  • Truckload Division
    • Keim TS, Inc.
    • Convoy Systems, LLC
    • Red Line, Inc.

2016 Fleet Safety Winners
The Fleet Safety Winners
received an award based on the best safety record in their division.

      • Short & Son, Inc.
      • Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation
      • Great Plains Trucking
      • Wal-Mart Transportation
      • FedEx Freight, Inc.
      • James B Studdard Transfer and Storage Company, Inc.
    2016 Fleet Champion

    The Fleet Champion of the 2016 Fleet Safety Contest had the best overall safety record of those who compteed in the Fleet Safety Contest. 
    • Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation

    2018 Event Details

    Event Details:
    The "Best of the Best" of 2017 will be recognized at the 2018 KMCA Safety Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Award are given for Drivers of the Month, Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and Fleet Safety Contest Winners. A reservation is required to attend this event. Additional details will be released soon. 

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