Highway Transport Logistics is honored to receive the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award. The Responsible Care® organization recognizes partners with superb performance and safety records involved in the transportation of chemicals. The award was presented at the Annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Highway Transport Vice President of Safety Rick Lusby says, “Throughout 2018, Highway Transport celebrated 70 years in business. During this special milestone we folded our Responsible Care® ethic into the celebration. All employees took a synchronized solemn moment to re-dedicate our lives to the guiding principles of Responsible Care®. A large poster-sized letter of commitment is on display at every Highway Transport facility. Employees gathered together at each facility to read it and sign it. Safety is the most important thing at Highway Transport.”
“Keeping our families safe, never wavering in our commitment to keep the motoring public safe,” says Highway Transport President & CFO Marshall Franklin, “there is no better way to celebrate our 70-year milestone.”
Franklin, (pictured below) father of 8-year-old triplet daughters and a 2-year-old son, adds “As a Responsible Care® partner member, Highway Transport understands the importance of maintaining the highest quality driver delivery standards. Our practice is to make Highway Transport’s safety commitment personal.”
Responsible Care® uses the acronym RCMS. The letters “R-C-M-S” stand for Responsible Care Management System. Highway Transport Vice President of Safety Rick Lusby says, “At Highway Transport, because we deliver specialized chemicals, we personalize this using the acronym QDMS. The letters “Q-D-M-S” stand for Quality Driven Management System. Highway Transport’s internal QDMS is a structured way for everyone at the company to not only meet but exceed the requirements of Responsible Care®. To ensure that our company adheres to all Responsible Care® requirements, Highway Transport maintains a team of internal auditors.”
Responsible Care® is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. For the past 30 years, Responsible Care® has helped American Chemistry Council (ACC) member companies significantly enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.
Responsible Care® partners like Highway Transport are committed to open and transparent reporting and undergo mandatory audits to certify performance. Responsible Care® selected Highway Transport Logistics for exemplary performance. Partner of the Year Awards are selected by a Responsible Care® committee made up of external experts.