Local man earns award as 'Safety Professional of the Year'
BRANSON -- The 2014 Missouri Trucking Association (MoTA) Annual SuperTech Competition, Safety & Maintenance Conference, Expo and Golf Outing was attended by more than 300 Safety and Maintenance Professionals and included 35 speakers. The two day event was sponsored by both the MoTA Council of Safety Supervisors and the MoTA Technology and Maintenance Council at the Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson April 22 - 25, 2014. The event featured more than 70 exhibit booths as well as 9 specialty exhibits including tractors and trailers.
The conference was highlighted by the 67th annual Safety Awards Banquet honoring the trucking industry's finest safety, maintenance and driving professionals with over 275 company officials in attendance.
For thirty-three of the last thirty-four years, the Missouri Trucking Association has received the coveted Summa Cum Laude Award from American Trucking Associations' State Association Recognition Program for effectively fostering and promoting highway safety programs within Missouri for the greater good of the trucking industry and all highway users. Accepting the award was Dave White & Steve Page, who served as Past Chairmen of the Council of Safety Supervisors. Four major fields recognized -- the Fleet Safety Contest; the Missouri Drivers of the Month and 2013 Driver of the Year; the Safety Director of the Year; the Missouri Technicians of the Month and 2013 Technician of the Year; and the Maintenance Professional of the Year -- shared the spotlight at the banquet.
Bruce Aden of Buchheit Trucking Service, Scott City, was presented the "Safety Professional of the Year" award for his outstanding leadership in safety related programs designed for the trucking industry, his company and the community.
Buchheit Trucking Service's Sid Naramore of Chaffee was also honored, being named the driver of the month of April after logging 1.5 million miles in his lifetime.