Drivers

3 Trans-Phos Drivers: 3 MILLION Safe Miles

Photo from left to right: Peter McLean (Director of Safety & Compliance), Chris Whitney (President & CEO), Michael Smith (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Captain B. Ezra Folsom (Florida Highway Patrol), Jerry Humphrey (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Terry Young (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Neil Whitney (Executive Vice President & COO) & Raul Polanco (Field Safety & Operations Supervisor).

Photo from left to right: Peter McLean (Director of Safety & Compliance), Chris Whitney (President & CEO), Michael Smith (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Captain B. Ezra Folsom (Florida Highway Patrol), Jerry Humphrey (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Terry Young (1 Million Mile Safe Driver), Neil Whitney (Executive Vice President & COO) & Raul Polanco (Field Safety & Operations Supervisor).

Three of our dedicated Trans-Phos drivers were recently recognized by the Florida Trucking Association and the Florida Highway Patrol for driving 1 million safe miles in the state of Florida. Captain B. Ezra Folsom of the Florida Highway Patrol presented letters of recognition to Trans-Phos drivers, Michael Smith, Jerry Humphrey and Terry Young.

During the ceremony, Cpt. Folsom read a personalized letter from Chief Troy Thompson, Florida Highway Patrol: Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in which he addressed the three drivers specifically.

“It is my understanding that you have recently achieved one million accident free miles of commercial motor vehicle driving throughout your career,” wrote Chief Thompson.  “This is truly an amazing accomplishment especially considering that many of these miles were recorded on some of the busiest and congested roadways in America.  I am proud to award you this certificate on behalf of the Florida Highway Patrol and all the citizens of Florida. I would like to thank you for your professionalism and commitment to safety.”

The ceremony took place at a Trans-Phos’ Company BBQ in honor of Driver Appreciation Week. More than 100 drivers and employees received a BBQ meal cooked by Neil Whitney, COO and served by Chris Whitney, CEO alongside all Trans-Phos leadership team members in appreciation for our drivers.

Trans-Phos Recognized with 2016 Platinum National Safety Award

Trans-Phos was recently recognized by Great West Casualty Company with the 2016 Platinum National Safety Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety" as part of its annual National Safety Award Program.

The National Safety Award program recognizes motor carriers with awards based on their preventable crash results at the end of each calendar year. Carriers are eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Participatory award.

Great West Casualty Company is the nation’s leading provider of property and casualty insurance for the trucking industry. With over 60 years of experience, Great West offers risk management, underwriting, claims, and loss control services exclusively to the trucking industry. Great West is headquartered in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and has offices in Meridian, Idaho; Bloomington, Indiana; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Arlington, Texas.

This award truly belongs to our entire team of dedicated and safe drivers. We appreciate all our drivers do to keep our community safe on the road! Thank you, Trans-Phos Drivers!

Trans-Phos Celebrates an Awesome 2016 and Looks Ahead to 2017!

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2016 was an incredible year at Trans-Phos!  Everyone at the company contributed to another year of world-class service and safety. Trans-Phos was named the safest carrier of our size in the state of Florida and we drove approximately 15 MILLION miles! Both of these milestones were no small feat and we applaud all of our employees for their hard work and determination this past year. It truly was an awesome year and everyone on our team deserves recognition for their contribution to our success.

On January 7th, our employees and their families gathered together for the Trans-Phos' 2017 Kickoff BBQ.  It was a rainy morning, but the weather couldn't keep us from enjoying the day.  We had a delicious spread of homemade BBQ and sides (made with love by our very own Neil Whitney, John Cochran and Rick Uber), a bounce house for the kids, corn hole, snow cones and good ol' fashioned fun.  We also hosted a company-wide raffle with prizes such as gift cards, Bluetooth headsets, tablets, TVs and even a Caribbean cruise for two!

During the BBQ, we also recognized the Trans-Phos 2016 Drivers of the Year for their commitment to our company values and their outstanding performance in 2016.  In addition, we gave out awards for our "Wheels Rollin' Program."  The Wheels Rollin' Program is a peer recognition initiative (launched in 2016) whereby employees can nominate fellow team members for displaying our company values and helping to keep our wheels rollin'. 

CONGRATULATIONS to THE 2016 award winners:

2016 Driver of the Year (day shift): David Wood

2016 Driver of the Year (night shift): John Barnes

2016 Driver of the Year (lease operator): Kenny Price

2016 Wheels Rollin' Nominee of the Year: Pedro Rodriguez

2016 Wheels Rollin' Nominator of the Year: Diana Watson

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Thank you to ALL of our incredible employees!