Groendyke Transport Inc.
National Tank Truck Carriers recognized James Starr as its inaugural professional driver of the year and elected Dean Kaplan as its new chairman.
Starr is a petroleum and chemical driver with Groendyke Transport Inc. He has been driving professionally for 42 years, including 3.5 million accident-free miles in 29 years with Groendyke. The Enid, Oklahoma-based company ranks No. 97 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.
Starr also is a certified driving instructor and mentors trainees on safety and defensive driving.
NTTC also announced it elected Kaplan, CEO of K-Limited Carrier Ltd., as its chairman. He succeeds Jim Shaeffer, president of McKenzie Tank Lines.