The Truckload Carriers Association has awarded Erb Transport’s Director of Safety & Compliance, Tom Boehler, as the 2021 TCA Safety Professional of the Year — Clare C. Casey Award recipient.
The honor is bestowed upon a trucking industry professional whose actions and achievements have made a profound contribution to enhancing safety on North America’s highways.
“We are thrilled to hear the news Tom has been named the TCA Safety Professional of the Year – Clare C. Casey recipient,” shared Erb Transport’s President and CEO Wendell Erb. “Tom has dedicated his career to safety and it is quite an honor to be recognized. We are very proud of Tom, congratulations!”
Boehler, started in the industry as a professional truck driver and became a driver trainer for Erb Transport in 1997. He later moved into the safety space and has been the Director of Safety & Compliance for Erb since 2008. In this role, he led the committee to design, plan and implement the Erb Pro-Drive driver safety incentive program for reduced idling, speed, and hard-braking incidents. He led the analysis, selection, and implementation of event recorders in all Erb trucks to enhance driver safety and provide a means to coach safe driver behaviors.
Additionally, through Boehler’s leadership, Erb has initiated regular monthly driver tailgate sessions, regular online training, and semi-annual driver meetings for broader safety topics.
"Tom is a visionary," said Erb’s Vice President of People & Culture David Dietrich. "He is always looking for new ways to improve the safety of our fleet and to better improve the ways that we support our team of drivers,” he shared. “Tom has been instrumental in implementing several things here at Erb to ensure our team’s safety and success.”