Highway Transport wins safety award the Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award
In back-to-back years and for the third time overall, Highway Transport has earned the Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award, which the American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented during its Responsible Care and Sustainability Conference.
Responsible Care is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. The 2022 Partner of the Year Award recognizes ACC partners with superb performance and safety records in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment, disposal and sales and marketing of chemicals.
“To be recognized as Responsible Care Partner of the Year three times in four years is an honor and reflects the level of commitment displayed by our family of employees and drivers,” said Rick Lusby, Highway Transport’s vice president of safety. “Being a leading example of safety in an industry where responsibility matters is an emphasis for Highway Transport. As we continue to grow and expand our services and solutions, safety always will be our foundation.”
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Highway Transport, which provides bulk transportation of specialty chemicals, became a Responsible Care® Partner in 2005 and was recognized as Partner of the Year in 2019. The company was named Partner of the Year again in 2021 and once again in 2022, the first time Highway Transport has been named in consecutive years.
“We are committed to safety, and our employees and drivers have worked hard to achieve this milestone for the second year in a row,” Lusby said. “Our entire Highway Transport family celebrates this important achievement.”
For more than 30 years, Responsible Care ACC Partner companies have significantly enhanced their performance and improved the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.
Responsible Care is a global initiative that began in Canada in 1984, was enacted by the U.S. chemical industry in 1988. Today it is practiced in 68 economies around the world.
Founded in 1948, Highway Transport provides bulk transportation of specialty chemicals. The tanker fleet operates from 18 service centers in major chemical manufacturing areas across the U.S. with a fleet of more than 400 tanker trailers. Further information may be obtained at www.highwaytransport.com.