Whitsett, N.C. - May 1, 2012 – Southland Transportation Co was honored today at the office of Transure Services for its superior commitment to safety during the past year. Thane Eckrote and Helen Roman from the company’s insurance carrier, Sentry Insurance, presented the Fleet Safety Award plaque to Derentz Collins, Ralph Linville and Susan Johnson from Southland. Stan Sharpe and Chris Huneycutt from Transure, Southland’s insurance agents, were also at the presentation.
This award follows the well respected Truckload Carriers National Fleet Safety Award that Southland received in 2011.
Southland was incorporated in 1986 and has over 100 power units. Helen Roman stated that the trucking firm was one of a very select group reporting minimal accidents during the year. To obtain the award Southland also had to receive an "A" safety rating from Sentry's Safety Services, reflecting a superior commitment to controlling losses through a formalized safety program.
Derentz Collins, Southland’s safety director, accepted the plaque for the company and commended the efforts of all drivers and management for their ongoing support for attention to safety at all times.
Left to right: Chris Huneycutt, Stan Sharpe, Derentz Collins, Thane Eckrote, Helen Roman, Susan Johnson, and Ralph Linville
Over the years, Transure has always made decisions which were in the best interest of Grayson Mitchell, Inc. We have saved a great deal of money and have been effective in improving our overall insurance program.
John Rawls - Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
We have a very good partnership with Transure which we feel resulted from their understanding of our business needs since they specialize in trucking insurance. Their service and expertise has served us well over the years as their client.
Ralph Linville - Southland Transportation Company, Inc.