In back-to-back years and for the third time overall, Highway Transport has earned the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award, which the American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented during its Responsible Care® and Sustainability Conference in March.
Responsible Care® is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. The 2022 Partner of the Year Award recognizes ACC partners with superb performance and safety records in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment, disposal and sales and marketing of chemicals.
“To be recognized as Responsible Care® Partner of the Year three times in four years is an honor and reflects the level of commitment displayed by our family of employees and drivers,” said Rick Lusby, Highway Transport’s vice president of safety. “Being a leading example of safety in an industry where responsibility matters is an emphasis for Highway Transport. As we continue to grow and expand our services and solutions, safety always will be our foundation.”
Knoxville-based Highway Transport, which provides bulk transportation of specialty chemicals, became a Responsible Care® Partner in 2005 and was recognized as Partner of the Year in 2019. The company was named Partner of the Year again in 2021 and once again in 2022, the first time Highway Transport has been named in consecutive years.
“We are committed to safety, and our employees and drivers have worked hard to achieve this milestone for the second year in a row,” Lusby said. “Our entire Highway Transport family celebrates this important achievement.”
The ACC recognized Responsible Care® Partner Companies that are committed to open and transparent safety reporting and undergo mandatory audits at their headquarters and facilities to verify performance.
“Our promise to our customers, employees and the open road is not just chemical transportation,” Highway Transport President and CFO Marshall Franklin said. “It is an unwavering dedication to safety, service, community and sustainability. We are committed to transparency, whether that is providing customers access to location and temperature monitoring in real time through TempTrack™ or safety performance reporting through Responsible Care®.”
For more than 30 years, Responsible Care® ACC Partner companies have significantly enhanced their performance and improved the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.
Responsible Care® is a global initiative that began in Canada in 1984, was enacted by the U.S. chemical industry in 1988, and today is practiced in 68 economies around the world.
About Highway Transport
Highway Transport is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company providing bulk transportation of specialty chemicals. The tanker fleet operates from 14 service centers in major chemical manufacturing areas across the U.S. with a fleet of 400+ tanker tractor trailers. Highway Transport received the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021. The Responsible Care® organization recognizes partners with superb performance and safety records involved in the transportation of chemicals. Atlanta and McDonough, GA
Highway Transport has service centers in the following U.S. markets: Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN; Chicago; Detroit; Charlotte; McDonough, GA; Bridgeport, NJ; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA; Cincinnati and Toledo, OH; Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, LA; Houston, Dallas, Freeport and Garland, TX.
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