Fleet Safety Awards Program

Safety Recognition Program

Honoring the outstanding men and women of trucking and the companies which exemplify the highest degree of professionalism and safety in the industry.

California Trucking Association is the leading association for the trucking industry and each year recognizes the state’s ground-breaking safety programs and talented professionals. The Fleet Safety Awards honor companies developing and implementing superior safety and loss prevention programs through management commitment, employee involvement and program innovation.

Congratulations to This Year's Winners for the Performance Year of 2017

Fleet Safety Professional of the Year

2_Safety Pro

Sara Sherman, Safety Manager for KKW Trucking, Inc.

Charlie Giles Memorial Most Improved Award

3_Most Improved FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight - Accepting the award is Bob Cunha, Field Safety Advisor

Board of Directors Grand Trophy

4_Ritchie Trucking Serviceedited

Gross Revenue Under $10 Million
Ritchie Trucking Service - Accepting the award are Alex Hinojosa, Operations Manager, Richard Sierra, Logistics Manager and Greg Siemens, Safety Director

Board of Directors Grand Trophy


Gross Revenue Over $10 Million
Dependable Highway Express - Accepting the award are Gary Coble, Safety & Compliance; Dennis Smith; and Bob Massman, Vice President

Keynote Speaker


Assistant Chief Jim Epperson of the California Highway Patrol, Enforcement & Planning Division.

Fleet Safety Contest Winners

Fleet Safety Professional of the Year

The California Trucking Association’s Fleet Safety Professional of the Year award is a program sponsored by CTA’s Safety Department designed to recognize truck fleet safety managers whose accomplishments are truly outstanding.  The purpose of this award is to promote the highest standards on fleet safety programs as well as the qualifications and performance of safety professionals in the commercial vehicle transportation industry.

The nominee must be a full-time employee who is responsible for directing the safety activities of a commercial vehicle fleet.  In this capacity, the fleet safety manager must be responsible for the implementation and administration of the company’s safety program.  All nominees must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a fleet safety manager with a company that is a member in good standing with CTA.


Fleet Maintenance Professional of the Year
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