Highway Transport was awarded “Carrier of the Year” at the recent Dow Carrier Conference in Midland, MI. This award is presented to a carrier who achieves the following:
- High level of service greater than or equal to 98% on-time delivery
- Great Safety Performance
- High Tender Acceptance
- Best Customer Service/Responsiveness to Dow
- Network Complexity
- RESPONSIBLE CARE Certified
- Competitive Pricing
pictured above: left--Greg Watkins, Vice Chair, Highway Transport right--Marshall Franklin, President & CFO of Highway Transport holding the Dow Carrier of the Year award.
The Dow Carrier Conference was held October 5th near Dow headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Here is a comprehensive list of all awards presented to Highway Transport:
- Silver Safety Award - No serious or moderate carrier caused transportation incidents, and no more than one carrier caused minor or event severity incident/10,000 shipments.
- Road Sustainability Award (2nd Place)
- Emergency Response - for Hurricane Harvey
- Carrier of the Year
Vice Chairman Greg Watkins says, “Most of the time you will hear every tanker trucking company repeat the phrase, ‘safety is the most important thing,’ and this holds true at Highway Transport…from the driver room to the tank wash to my office at corporate headquarters. But here is what distinguishes Highway Transport from other carriers. We have a reputation for embracing each employee like family. Drivers are told from the start ‘We want you to work as safely as possible, because we want to get you home to your family.’ ”
“Driver’s don’t leave us,” adds Marshall Franklin, Highway Transport President & CFO, “Even though we have stricter, more stringent safety policies than most, we have a low employee turnover.
Our focus on family ties directly into our culture of safety.” Highway Transport was pleased to serve as a presenter at the Dow Carrier Conference on the crucial topic of Truck Driver Health. Highway Transport introduced, “The Dale Ducote Rolling Strong Program.” Named in memory of Dale Ducote, a Highway Transport driver who passed away of a heart attack in his truck at a customer site on June 3, 2017. Rolling Strong is driver retention company that helps Highway Transport strive to improve overall driver health, pass truck driver DOT exams and get drivers home to their families. Highway Transport is pleased to officially partner with Rolling Strong to amp up efforts to address a crucial trucking industry crisis…driver health.
Finally, at the Dow Carrier Conference, Highway Transport was humbled by the recognition received for its response to Hurricane Harvey. In the darkest days of the hurricane, employees across the company donated vacation days to colleagues at Highway Transport locations near Houston, TX. A total of 211 days were donated so that employees in La Porte TX and Freeport TX could receive wages for days missed during the most intense phase of the storm.
The longstanding perception of Highway Transport continues to be one of family and tradition. Highway Transport has a presence in the following U.S. cities:
- Knoxville, TN
- Chattanooga, TN
- LaPorte, TX
- Freeport, TX
- Garland, TX
- McDonough, GA
- Croydon, PA
- Florence, KY
- Joliet, IL
- Wyandotte, MI
- Geismar, LA
- Pittsburgh, PA