Distinguished Safety Award
Congratulations 2023 Recipient Don Baldridge, Gulfmark Energy
Applications for 2023 are now closed.
The Distinguished Safety Award honors an individual that exemplifies dedication to motor fleet safety and demonstrates interest, enthusiasm and leadership in achieving the goals of protecting lives and property in the motor traffic environment. This award is sponsored by Transafe and Bair Hilty PC.
Judging of nominations shall be based upon the professional qualification of the nominee, success in advancing highway safety in the fleet, relationship and cooperation with governmental authorities whose regulations control of affect the operation of the fleet as well as methods of meeting and solving safety problems of the type of fleet in which the nominee is employed. The nominee shall also be judged on his or her work and leadership in the safety activities of TXTA Safety Management Council (SMC) and/or other organization of safety professionals in which the nominee holds active membership.
Judging will also consider the form and manner of submission of the documents. Incomplete or missing documents will disqualify the nomination from further consideration. The winner of this award receives a ring, jacket, lapel pin and plaque. For more information, please contact Lance Shillingburg firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Don Baldridge, Gulfmark Energy
2022 Van Trimble, Brookshire Grocery Company
2021 Angela Lam, Cheetah Transportation Systems Inc
2020 Ken Sellers, Dialog Wireline Services
2019 Allen (Gene) Davis, Alamo Transit-Alamo Concrete Products
2018 Chad Hall, 1845 Oil Field Services
2017 Ed Brady, ENR Consulting, LLC
2016 Steve Davis, Texas TransEastern
2015 Mike Vix, Southeastern Freightlines
2014 Steve Blake, R. Wyatt Companies
2013 Judy D’Agostino, FedEx Express
2012 Tom Hartman, Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
2011 Lonnie Bennett, Con-way Freight
2010 Dick Cunningham, CMC Steel
2009 Darrell Woody, Sunwell Corp., Redifuel
2008 Joe Atkinson, Posthumously
2007 Dennis Bonner, Adams Resources and Energy/Gulfmark Energy
2006 David Powel, Brookshire Grocery Co.
2005 Mike Meredith, Texas Disposal Systems
2004 Elaine Briles, DART Transit Co.
2003 Wade Geurin, Plains Marketing L.P.
2002 Dwight Jennings, Empire Truck Lines
2001 Don Alexander, Plains Marketing L.P.
2000 Richard Miyauchi, Wal-Mart
1999 Mike McConnell, FFE Transportation Services
1998 Alex Ayala, H.E.B. Grocery Co.
1997 Dr. Jerry Riley, Specialized Transport Services
1996 Ronnie Gillaspie, Ray Bellew and Sons
1995 Joyce Coologhan, Denison Transportation
1994 George Gaston, Grocers Supply
1993 David Hedgpeth, Frozen Food Express
1992 B.L. Manry, Palletized Trucking
1991 Royce McIver, Scurlock Permian
1990 Rob Lehnherr, Mission Petroleum Carriers
1989 James Turner, Associated Milk Producers
1988 Kirby Pugh, Merchants Fast Motor Lines
1987 Glen Honeycutt, Aggregate Haulers
1986 Ted Chappell, Western Commercial
1985 C.H. Cheshire, C & H Transportation
1984 Will Cox, Ryder Truck Rental
1983 Grady Purtle, DSI
1982 Gary D. Thomas*, Central Freight Lines
1981 Jack Corb, T, Inc.
1980 J.R. (Bob) Quattlebaum, Enterprise Products
1979 Ralph Henderson, Ryder Truck Rental
1978 Charles Norton, Merchants Fast Motor Lines
1977 Gilbert Ray*, Enterprise Transportation
1976 Joe Jenkins, J. Weingarten
1975 Murray Chapman, Chemical Express
1974 T.W. (Tommy) Neill, Western Foundries
1973 Pete Collinsworth, Bendix Tire Service
1972 Harold B. Dudley, Chemical Express
1971 Bobby Krause, Hunsaker Truck Lease
1970 T.W. (Tommy) Smith, Pacific Motor Transport
1969 R. Allen Hume, Roadway Express
1968 Jack Lowry, Consolidated Freightways
1967 Dennis Henley, Floyd West and Company
1966 John Barr, Southern Pacific Truck Line
1965 Kenneth C. Cole, Strickland Transportation
1964 W.B. Belton Duckett, Tyler Pipe Industries
1963 E.C. Johnny Johnson, Red Ball Motor Freight
1962 Perry Dawson, Brown Express
1961 Henry Lewis*, Central Freight Lines