The American Trucking Associations recently named Robert Petrancosta as the 2012 Safety Director of the Year.
“Bob is a true leader and has represented the entire trucking industry with such dedication, passion and integrity,” said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. “He is truly the consummate professional who has been instrumental in creating an enduring, wide-spread and results-oriented safety culture.”
Petrancosta got his commercial driver’s license over forty years ago and now works as the vice president of safety at Con-way Freight. Bestowed with the most prestigious safety honor in the trucking industry, he is recognized by the ATA for significant career contributions and executive leadership in advancing motor carrier safety.
“Back when I started in trucking, I just wanted a good job that I could enjoy and enable me to provide for my family,” Petrancosta said. “It’s been all that and much more. I have been fortunate to work for good people and a good company that has encouraged me to learn and push to higher goals, and gave me the opportunities and support to achieve those goals. It’s humbling and gratifying to be honored with this award.”
Throughout his long career, Petrancosta has been an active member of many ATA committees including Hazardous Materials, Safety Policy, Hours of Service and Occupational Safety & Health, among others.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.