Decker Truck Line Inc. received recognition at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's "Best of the Best" awards luncheon held Sept. 19 in Des Moines IMTA's annual management conference.
Gary Northrop was named the Dispatcher of the Year. Northrop, who has been associated with Decker since 1982, drove for many years before transferring into the office.
He is a fleet manager for the reefer-van division. In 1990, he was named IMTA's Driver of the Year.
Decker Truck Line received the 2012 Fleet Safety Award for Truckload Carriers, 10-13 million mile division. Jim Wilkins, vice president of safety and human resources, accepted this award on behalf of the company.
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 judging.
Other recognitions included:
Michael Erritt, director of reefer-van operations, for participating in IMTA's 2012 Leadership Class.
Dean Filmer, reefer-van driver, for being a member of IMTA's 2012 Road Team
Rodney Knapp, reefer-van driver, was recognized for being nominated as Outstanding Professional Driver Award.
Stan Giddings, flatbed driver, was recognized for being nominated as Outstanding Professional Driver Award.
Jeremiah Rossmanith, director of maintenance, accepted the Fleet Maintenance Award-Company on behalf of the company.
Tyson Vance, trailer shop manager, was recognized for being nominated as Outstanding Fleet Maintenance Professionals Award.
Founded in 1931, Decker Truck Line Inc. is under sole ownership of Don Decker, with corporate offices in Fort Dodge.
Additional terminals are located in Davenport; Mediapolis; Fort Wayne, Ind.: Hammond, Ind.; Bessemer, Ala., and Missoula, Mont. Decker is a diversified carrier transporting flatbed, refrigerated, and dry van to the 48 contiguous states and seven Canadian provinces.