Decker Truck Line received recognition at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's Best of the Best awards luncheon Sept. 21 in Cedar Rapids at the IMTA's Annual Management Conference.
Through this annual safety contest, Iowa carriers are recognized for their outstanding safety efforts. The number of accident-free miles, driven, overall safety ratings and established safety programs within the company are all considered in the contest judging.
Officials from the Iowa Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are involved in the review of all the participants and in the judging of the applications. The Iowa Motor Truck Association, Iowa Council of Safety Management, Midwest Wheel Companies and Great West Casualty Company sponsor the contest.
Rita Johnson, Fort Wayne Terminal, was awarded the Dispatcher of the Year. Paul Gray was awarded the Iowa Fleet Maintenance Professional of the Year.
Decker Truck Line, Davenport Terminal, was awarded the Iowa Fleet Maintenance Operations Award - Company. Chuck Harman accepted the award on behalf of the terminal.
Dean Filmer was nominated as the 2011 Professional Driver of the Year.
Decker Truck Line received the 2011 Fleet Safety Award for Truckload Carriers over 10 to 15 million miles.
Keith Lamfers, CDS, director of safety and compliance, accepted this award on behalf of Decker Truck Line.
Lamfers was also recognized for completing the IMTA Leadership Program held in Des Moines in June.
"Once again, Iowa carriers demonstrated their continued dedication to operating safely in the state of Iowa. It is because of that commitment that Iowa's trucking industry continues to shine," said IMTA Chairman Mike Riggan.
Decker Truck Line Inc. is under sole ownership of Don Decker, with corporate offices in Fort Dodge.