Archive for May, 2017

Kansas Motor Carrier Association announces their 2016 Safety Professional of the Year

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Liberal, KS – National Carriers is pleased to announce Safety and Compliance Director, Jill Maschmeier has been named 2016 Safety Professional of the Year by the Kansas Motor Carrier Association. Maschmeier joined National Carriers in 2000.

KMCA released this statement:  The Safety Management Council continues a program to recognize exemplary effort demonstrated by a safety professional. Company safety directors have the responsibility of balancing company operational objectives while overseeing our professional driver corps and encouraging and modeling a safety culture. Among the nominating criteria for the safety professional of the year are:

Success in advancing highway and industrial safety in the fleet,

Relationship and cooperation with government officials,

And, methods of meeting and solving safety problems facing the nominee’s fleet.

As always, the competition was very tight between the nominees. In selecting the 2016 Safety Professional of the Year, the judges were particularly impressed with the dedication of our honoree because of the numerous examples of a positive attitude and a tireless dedication to highway safety. This is what the nominator said of our honoree:

The nominee’s dedication is unparalleled. This person is totally committed to Safety not only for our company but for the motoring public as well. In my role as a Risk Consultant I am fortunate to interact with many fleet Safety Directors and there are few who can match the nominee’s focus, work ethic and stamina. The nominee loves what they do and it shows in the results. It is a privilege to recommend this nominee for this well-deserved award.

Please join me in saluting someone who is greatly respected by her peers and drivers. – The 2016 Safety professional of the year is Jill Maschmeier, National Carriers! Congratulations Jill!

About National Carriers, Inc.  

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.” Our team consists of only the Elite driving and office professionals.

About KMCA

Chartered by the State of Kansas as a non-profit corporation on August 11, 1936, KMCA through the intervening years consistently has provided the progressive, organized leadership that has helped the transportation industry improve its services to the public and to achieve its present stature.

With its membership of more than 900 companies, representing all types of motor carrier operations and allied enterprises, KMCA is able to speak with authority as the voice of the transportation industry.

 

National Carriers, the First Food Carrier in the USA Certified for New FSMA Regulations

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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Iron Apple is pleased to confirm that National Carriers has recently met the Iron Apple Certification Requirements for FSMA – Food Safety Transport Regulations. The new FMSA Regulations went into effective on April 6, 2017 and impact thousands of the food shippers, brokers, and carriers in the USA and Canada.

SAI Global recently completed the third-party validation audit and certification at the National Carriers headquarters in Irving, Texas.

Jim Franck, President of National Carriers commented, “We have been partnering with Iron Apple for a number of months in the key areas of FSMA Training for drivers, and setting up our personnel with the proper policies and procedures to meet the new FSMA Requirements in order to deliver the best quality and value for our customers. Iron Apple has been a responsive partner with exceptional service to help us prepare for FSMA well in advance.”

“National Carriers have been very diligent in the planning and implementation of the Iron Apple web based training and compliance program,” commented Hugh Latimer, Iron Apple COO. “Jim and the entire National team are a pleasure to partner with, and are truly committed to the highest quality standards related to all the new FSMA Regulations.”

 About National Carriers

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.” Our team consists of only the Elite driving and office professionals.

About Iron Apple International

 Iron Apple International is a leading supplier of professional food safety solutions to companies involved in the transportation of food products throughout North America. They are the first firm to develop a FSMA /HACCP program for distribution centers and warehouses. The Food Safety Solution that simplified compliance with these new Canadian and US regulations has been developed and tested over the past three years.

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Award goes to driver jobs

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

A new award is going to boost the image of those with driver jobs.

American Trucking Associations has announced the beginning of its search to find and honor trucking’s greatest industry advocates with this year’s Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

“The trucking industry has seen increasing respect in Washington in recent months, but we still have work to do on improving the image of our industry throughout North America,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recognizes the time and energy put into shaping a stronger image of trucking by the men and women who work tirelessly to spread our industry’s message of safety, essentiality and professionalism.”

Sponsored by HireRight for the third consecutive year, the award is given to an individual, motor carrier, trucking organization and industry supplier who exhibits a commitment to helping all trucking industry stakeholders by showcasing the industry’s essentiality, safety-first mentality, and professionalism.

“ATA believes that the image of our industry can only improve when trucking professionals and drivers go out and tell our story,” said ATA Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and COO Elisabeth Barna. “Studies have shown time and again that when members of the general motoring public meet a trucking professional they are significantly more likely to have a positive view of our industry.”

“Any attempt to move the needle in the right direction for our industry’s perception is honorable and HireRight is excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award for the third year in a row,” said Steven Spencer, managing director of transportation, HireRight. “We look forward to seeing creative, effective campaigns nominated for this award.”

The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award celebrates companies, organizations and individuals who imaginatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. Image and outreach efforts, like Trucking Moves America Forward, help ATA counter a seemingly endless chain of anti-truck messages played out in the national media. Without the support of these leaders, the benefits of an improved image of the trucking industry would not be possible.

 

 

National Carriers Drivers Reach Milestones

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

National Carriers, Inc. has recognized the following professional drivers for five years of accident free driving. Ray Rose of Euless, TX, John Harner of Springfield, TN,

Kurt Knox of Fort Worth, TX and Margarito Neave of Liberal, KS. Each driver was presented a red ruby ring to commemorate their accomplishment.

Tommy McMahon was recognized for driving one million miles without an accident while working for National Carriers. He was presented a commemorative hat, jacket and trophy for his outstanding accomplishment. He began driving for NCI in 2010 and lives in Jasper, TX.

National Carriers, Inc. is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is “to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class.” Our team consists of only the elite driving and office professionals.

John Harner 5 yr. ring extended good

Kurt Knox points

Margarito Neaves 5 yr ring smile 3 2017

 

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