Four Robinson Cartage Drivers Receive National Recognition for Safety

Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 7, 2008

Four drivers for Robinson Cartage Co. have received national recognition for safe driving - the only four Michigan drivers to be recognized.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association recognized four drivers of the Grand Rapids-based heavy-hauling transportation provider from its 31 Million Miler award recipients for logging 1 million consecutive miles each without an accident. The Robinson drivers are:

  • Gordon Church
  • Douglas Harmon
  • Wendell VanEtt
  • James Wolcott

The drivers have a combined tenure of more than 21 years with Robinson, which routinely hauls machinery, equipment, construction materials and other over-sized loads for a wide variety of industries. The four drivers have driven more than 5 million accident-free miles during their careers.

"Accumulating 1 million consecutive accident-free miles is quite an accomplishment for any professional driver," said Douglas Ball, vice president of transportation for SC&RA. "This milestone is indicative of company and individual commitment to safety. The Robinson Cartage drivers receiving Million Miler Safety Awards this year are to be commended and deserve special recognition." In 2007, four additional drivers for Robinson received recognition in the Million Miler program. Additionally, the Company received the 2006 Transportation Group Safety Improvement Award from SC&RA.

“As a company, Robinson Cartage is committed to promoting safety," said David Scripps, president of Robinson Cartage. "We emphasize safety training, hire great drivers with excellent driving records and focus daily on ensuring that we operate in a manner that is both attentive and prudent. We are proud that our accident rate is consistently below the industry average and are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by SC&RA.”

Robinson Cartage has more than 90 years of experience in the heavy-duty transport of machines, equipment, construction materials and other over-sized loads. It owns and operates a fleet of more than 25 trucks and 100 trailers, giving it one of the most extensive inventories in the industry.

About Robinson Cartage Co.

Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., Robinson Cartage provides heavy-hauling transportation throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company routinely hauls machinery, equipment, construction materials and other over-sized loads for a wide variety of industries. Robinson Cartage has more than 90 years of transportation experience. For more information, visit www.robinsoncartage.com.

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