Hatchett Transportation Inc. in Bassett received a Fleet Safety Award from the Virginia Trucking Association.
Th award recognizes companies with the lowest 2018 Virginia accident frequency rate in their class of competition. Nine companies received the honor.
That award and others were presented at the association’s annual Safety and Human Resources Conference on April 3 at the UVA Inn at Darden in Charlottesville.
According to its website, Hatchett Transportation began as Hatchett & Hatchett Trucking Co. Inc. in 1982. IN 1998, Hatchett & Hatchett Trucking and H&H Truck Brokers were merged, and the company was renamed Hatchett Transportation Inc. It has 15 company trucks and 34 trailers, the site states.
J.D. Newman Inc. of Elkwood was presented the 2019 Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety in Virginia. The award is given to the company that is judged to have had the state’s most effective motor carrier safety program in 2018. J.D. Newman had no Department of Transportation-recordable accidents and only two lost workday cases in 2018.
Andy Butler of J.D. Newman was named Safety Professional of the Year.
Steve Purks of King George, Va., a driver for Wal-mart Transportation in Mt. Crawford, Va., was named 2019 Virginia Truck Driver of the Year.
Also presented were improvement awards and fleet safety certificates.