Don Hummer Trucking and Bison Transport Win TCA’s Grand Prize Fleet Safety Awards


Las Vegas, Nevada:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce the grand prize winners of the highly coveted 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards: Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, won in the category of companies operating over 25 million miles annually, and Don Hummer Trucking of Oxford, Iowa, won in the category of companies operating under 25 million miles annually.

TCA presented the awards to Rob Penner, vice president, operations of Bison Transport, and Don Hummer, president and CEO of Don Hummer Trucking, at the annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on March 13, 2007, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two were selected from among 18 division winners in the National Fleet Safety Division Awards announced in January. Both companies strive to meet stringent standards in their overall safety programs, on and off the highway, and were judged to be the best in their commitment to improving safety on our nation’s highways.

In terms of their safety program, Bison Transport lives by the philosophy WE DO WHAT IS RIGHT and emphasizes that by placing its people high above the bottom line by doing everything in its power to provide its people the tools they need, and the skills and training that they require. In other words, they are safe and profitable in conjunction with their employees, not at the expense of them. They do this, so at the end of the day, they have a safe fleet, deliver safe loads on safe public roadways.

Don Hummer Trucking believes that is all the small, but critical, choices made everyday that when taken as whole, ensure the safe operation of their fleet, in other words, they live by the motto – sweat the small stuff. Many of their non-driving employees have experience as a driver or have close relationships with drivers, which fosters an environment that is centered on the driver, often reinforcing the idea that without the drivers in the red trucks, what the rest of the company does, doesn’t really matter.