National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) named Barbara Herman of K Limited Carrier as the association’s 2018-2019 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion, earning her the William A. Usher Sr. trophy.
She was one of eight finalists with 25 million accident-free miles between them, and is the first woman to win the top driver honor.
The award “recognizes an exemplary tank-truck company driver or independent contractor with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities,’’ NTTC said in a press release.
Herman has logged 1.7 million accident-free miles over her 34-year career as a driver. She has been involved in various civic activities, including the Lutheran Emergency Response Team, Make a Wish Foundation, Keeping Our Girls Safe, Special Olympics for the Blind, and Beach House Family Shelter.
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“I have worked with Barbara for more than six years and she has demonstrated unparalleled passion for what she does,” said Candi Coate, vice president of safety and regulatory compliance at K-Limited Carrier. “She is a consummate professional.’’
Dan Furth, NTTC president, said: “Congratulations to Barbara. Our industry is extremely proud of the many career opportunities for women in the workplace and K-Limited serves as a fine example.’’
As the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year, Herman will attend NTTC’s events to speak on the importance of safety. She will also serve “as a spokesperson for NTTC, offering the perspective of the drivers, whose hard work is the backbone of the tank-truck industry.’’
Further information may be obtained by contacting NTTC’s Zachery Moore at 703-838-1960 or www.tanktruck.org
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