April 24, 2014
Industry at Large
Trans-United Wins Trucking Safety Award
Trans-United, Inc., of Burns Harbor, Indiana, was named the Overall Grand Safety Winner during the IMTA’s (Indiana Motor Truck Association) annual spring council conference held in May. As seen in the accompanying photo the award was presented (from left) to Tom Boo, director of safety, and Jeff Fleming, president. They were joined by L. Cook of the company’s sponsor, Volvo North America. The trucking company qualified for this award by entering in IMTA’s 2009 Fleet Safety Contest and winning in the “Over the Road” zero to 1,000,000 miles category and the Local Division,” also ranging from zero to 1,000,000 miles.
Established in 1964, Trans-United is a specialized carrier and serves 48 states in the U.S., in addition to Canada and overseeing other international moves. Typical loads are components for wind, transformers, construction equipment, and the military. Trans-United is a C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) partner and has taken its experience in hauling oversize loads to the benefit of the wind energy market. The company’s permitting department works closely with the states and communities along the route to ensure safe passage to destination. As a Smartway-certified company, Trans-United is excited to do its part in the creation of green energy resources. Learn more by calling (877) 762-3111 or visiting www.transunited.com.