Boyd Bros Team Members Receive 2022 Safety Awards

Post Date - Apr 12, 2023

At Boyd Bros. Transportation, safety comes first – in its our company-wide mission statement to “maintain safety as a core value and an integral part of how we operate.” That’s why we’re excited to announce that our safety-first work environment has earned two important safety awards from the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA)! Jeff Hopkins, our vice president of Safety, Training, and Risk Management, was named the 2022 Safety Professional of the Year Award, and Henry Cobb was named Professional Driver of the Year Runner-Up!

The ATA represents state trucking operations to promote fair and reasonable regulation in the truck driving industry. Each year they select the best of the best to be awarded their Annual Fleet Safety Awards. The Safety Professional of the Year Award is given to the fleet professional who has been judged to have done the most to promote highway safety within the company, community, state, and the Alabama Trucking Association. The Driver of the Year Award is given to a driver who has shown exemplary commitment to safety and has promoted safe driving at their fleet. We’re so proud of Jeff’s and Henry’s commitment to safety, innovation, and progress for the entire Boyd team.

“We have great leadership that puts safety as a core value, an awesome safety team, great support from operations and maintenance, and most importantly the best drivers, like Henry, for being professional and working hard every day to be the best!” Jeff commented on receiving the two ATA awards.

We know this recognition took effort from every team member at Boyd Bros. Thank you so much for putting safety first every time you got behind the wheel. Boyd Bros. would not be what it is without the consistent hard work and dedication of our qualified CDL-A drivers!

As we look into the future of safety at Boyd Bros., here’s some reminders on how you can put safety first.

  • Complete pre- and post-trip inspections
  • Be familiar with your trailer permit
  • Have all documents in permit book (ELD manual, ELD instruction card, ELD malfunction cart, cab card, insurance card & IFTA paperwork)
  • Watch the road for signs directing new traffic rules/patterns
  • Maintain appropriate tire pressure
  • Verify wheels and brakes are working

Safety should always be your fleet’s top priority. Feel like your carrier could be doing more to keep you safe on the road? Connect with Boyd Bros. today!