Pennsylvania-based A. Duie Pyle was recognized recently for its safety practices when it was awarded the American Trucking Associations’ President’s Trophy. The award is the highest safety award available to motor carriers in the United States, and Pyle demonstrated its commitment to safety after driving more than 83 million miles.
This is the fifth time that Pyle has received the President’s Trophy, having also been honored in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.
“The ATA President’s Trophy is one of the most coveted in the industry and recognizes a motor carrier’s outstanding commitment to highway safety industry-wide,” said Jacob Pierce, executive director of the ATA Safety Management Council. “A. Duie Pyle goes above and beyond to promote safety and is respected by all in the trucking industry for their dedication to operating at the highest level.”
The President’s Trophy recognizes motor carriers across three different categories: under 25 million miles driven, between 25 to 100 million miles driven and over 100 million miles driven. Pyle was recipient in the category of 25 to 100 million miles driven. Judges for the award consist of top motor carrier safety professionals and commercial vehicle enforcement personnel.
“Safety is good business," said Peter Dannecker, VP of Risk and Integrated Resources at Pyle. "Whether it’s the health and safety of our own employees or that of those who our drivers share the roads with on a daily basis, safety matters to us. What makes this such a prestigious national award is the comprehensive judging process and its recognition of the efforts of the entire Pyle team. The President’s Trophy can only be earned when everyone at the company embraces safety and contributes to the result.”