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.
“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