A transportation company with Oklahoma ties was recently named as a seven-time winner of a prestigious national safety performance award, according to a company press release issued on Monday.
Enid-based Groendyke Transport, Inc. is the recipient of the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Outstanding Safety Performance Award. The historic honor is bestowed on carriers with the best overall safety record and program in the nation.
Groendyke won the Harvison Division (more than 15 million miles. The company will be presented with the Heil Trophy during NTTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibits program to be held at the Fairmont Chicago from April 30 through May 2.
“This is a profound accomplishment, and we are greatly honored to be the first and only seven-time winner of this prestigious award,” said Greg Hodgen, president of Groendyke Transport. “At Groendyke, we consider safety a company value, and each and every one of our 1,300 employees played a crucial role in earning this incredible honor.”
In 1973, Groendyke won its first of seven awards. The company also won the award in 1975, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000 and 2016.
“The tank truck industry prides itself on its steadfast commitment to safety,” said Daniel R. Furth, NTTC’s President. “To win this award, a carrier must absolutely embrace a safety culture from the drivers’ room to the board room, and that’s exactly the case for Groendyke.”
Groendyke was founded in 1932 by Harold C. Groendyke. The company has an 85-year history of safe, reliable service. Harold Groendyke’s son, John D. Groendyke, is currently the company’s chairman and CEO. With 29 terminals in 11 states and offices in Tulsa and Enid, Groendyke provides service to 49 states, Canada and Mexico and specializes in the transport of hazardous materials.