Iowa Motor Truck Association Recognizes Hirschbach at Annual Conference

Hirschbach Employees at IMTA ConferenceDUBUQUE, Iowa (September 28, 2016) – Hirschbach Motor Lines attended the 2016 Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA) Management Conference on September 20 and 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The conference provided attendees with tools, knowledge, and expertise needed to be successful in the trucking industry. New to the schedule this year was the Chairman’s Awards Gala. Gala attendees included officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Iowa Highway Patrol. Hirschbach received multiple awards at the gala.

The Iowa Motor Truck Association recognized Hirschbach as one of the safest carriers in the State of Iowa by awarding them a 2016 Great West Casualty Company Fleet Safety award in the following category: General Commodities, Truckload – 5 - 10 million miles. Through this annual safety recognition program, Iowa’s carriers are recognized for their outstanding safety efforts. Taken into consideration are the number of accident-free miles driven, overall safety ratings, and the established safety programs within the company.   

“Several top-notch carriers applied for the safest carrier award and to be given an award amongst this distinguished group speaks volumes on the great things we have accomplished,” said Brian Kohlwes, Vice President and General Counsel at Hirschbach. He went on to say, “Hirschbach’s greatest asset is our loyal drivers. We appreciate them making a difference out there on the roads.”  

The Iowa Motor Truck Association recognized Hirschbach drivers Dwayne Capp, John Caza, D.J. Jeffers, and Wayne Peterson as outstanding professional drivers. As professional truck drivers, these individuals have consistently demonstrated commitment and dedication to excellence and safety, which is displayed by outstanding driving records, years of service, and professional attitudes. The professional driver is the foundation of the trucking industry and this program specifically recognizes the men and women who are behind the wheel of a truck each and every day.  

Michael Jelinske, Training Specialist at Hirschbach Motor Lines, was recognized for participating in, and completing, the 2016 Leadership Class program. As a member of the IMTA Leadership Class, Michael took a few days during the last year to participate in various leadership sessions held at the IMTA headquarters. These sessions were set up with presenters from the industry and panelists from the IMTA membership.