Carbon Express Inc. driver Todd Stine was named the National Tank Truck Carriers‘ 2016-2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year at the group’s annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, May 1.
The award recognizes professional tanker drivers for their knowledge of the industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and overall safe driving record.
Stine is a 16-year veteran of the industry and has driven 1.6 million accident-free miles. He is a member of the American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team Captains and was part of the group of truckers who visited President Trump in March. He has also been a driver trainer and been part of the Share the Road and Healthy Trucker programs, a Special Olympics coach, a volunteer for Project Winter Warmth and is an active member in the Healthy Fleet Challenge.
A panel of judges selected Stine as the grand champion out of eight finalists. The judges were: Elisabeth Barna, of American Trucking Associations; Rebecca Brewster, of the American Transportation Research Institute; Hershel Evans, an America’s Road Team Captain; Danny Smith, an America’s Road Team Captain; and Adrienne Gildea, of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
The other finalists were:
- Robert Black, K-Limited Carrier, Ltd.
- Brian Jennings, Grammer Industries
- Dennis Lathrom, Foodliner
- Kelly Lien, Solar Transport
- Daniel Byars, United Petroleum Transports
- Stephen Sorenson, Quality Carriers, Inc.
- Rayvon Truitt, Eagle Transport Corporation