Mercer wins two KTA safety awards


Mercer Transportation received two safety awards during the 2017 Kentucky Trucking Association Conference recently.

The company received a first-place award in the flatbed division, and the overall first place award for all truck divisions within the association.

“Every time we receive a safety award, it reflects on our contractors. We know we have some of the best owner/0perators out there,” said Len Dunman, safety director for Mercer. “While I can encourage them to be safe and I can offer them guidance, the men and women out on the road have to be the ones to do it and it seems they have. I’m proud to see them recognized for their diligence.

“In a time when the Federal Motor Carriers Association has been reporting that large truck incidents are on the rise, Mercer Transportation is honored to know that our drivers are setting an example for safe driving practices. We appreciate the efforts of everyone working to make a difference and send our congratulations to all of the contractors that made these awards possible.

The KTA has over 300 members and serves as the voice of the Kentucky trucking industry.

Now 40 years old, the Louisville, Kentucky-based carrier has some 2,300 owner/operators and 90 field offices across North America.