Three motor carriers have been named winners of the 2005 National Truck Safety Contest sponsored by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA). The companies, representing large, mid-size and small fleets, are Con-Way Western Express, Buena Park, CA.; A. Duie Pyle Companies, West Chester, PA..; and Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co., Cincinnati, OH.

The winning companies were judged to have the best overall safety programs and records of safety initiatives among contest entries. They will be presented with a trophy during ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition in Boston in October. The trophy awards will be co-sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

Flatbed carrier Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging has 400 linehaul drivers in its nationwide operating area. It employs a safety campaign conducive to its company culture to “breathe safety,” according to the carrier.

LTL carrier A. Duie Pyle Companies, which hauls general commodities, has merged its safety commitment with its “service first” company slogan through an aggressive in-house training campaign, the carrier said.

LTL carrier Con-Way Western Express demonstrates its commitment through safety meetings, “tailgate” meetings and regularly scheduled meetings to follow up on initial training, introduce new or updated material, and promote safety. The carrier also has instituted safety committees at each location, where they must hold safety meetings once a month.