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Usher Transport, Inc. is now on Facebook

Usher Transport recognizes the importance of being on social media. We are experts in the tank-transport industry and strive to transport our products in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Our Facebook page is a direct reflection of our company and the services we offer. We hope you find the information you are looking for, and we welcome any comments and/or questions that you may have.

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Kentucky Trucking Association's 2016 Corporate Fleet Safety Award

We are happy to announce that Usher Transport was selected as the Kentucky Trucking Association's 2016 Corporate Fleet Safety Award - Tanker Division recipient. This award was presented during the Annual Leadership & Management Conference at the Marriott Griffin Gate during the Chairman's Luncheon. This award recognizes the Drivers, Safety Program, and Employees of Usher Transport, Inc. as being the "Top Tank-Truck Carrier" for Fleet Safety in the State of Kentucky. Fleet Safety Excellence is only attainable through the efforts of everyone, our maintenance staff, billing, accounting, load planning, safety, and the senior leadership team.

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Tony Stinnett - E-Logs Opinion

For what it's worth, here's my take on things. 41 years, that's how long the Usher name has been on the side of my truck. Yea, think about that one. Hey, not many people in this company can say they were around even before Bill or Alan started working in the company...

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Online Training Program

In order to shorten the orientation process Usher Transport, Inc. will be implementing an online training process. Please see the Online Training tab in Career Opportunities.

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Kentucky Tank Truck Carrier home to NTTC's Safety Director of the Year

The National Tank Truck Carrier's Safety Management Council recently named Usher Transport's Director of Safety, David Guess, as the 2012 Safety Director of the Year.

This is second such recognition Mr. Guess has received after being presented the National Safety Professional Award of Excellence in September of 2012. The Safety Director of the Year Award was presented by NTTC's Vice President Fritz Mead during the 2013 Summer Safety Conference held in Denver, Colorado, June 3rd through the 7th, 2013.

During his acceptance speech, Mr. Guess acknowledged many of those responsible and crediting this success. Mr. Guess states the fleet and executive leadership within Usher Transport has been one of the greatest contributing factors to this award. Of those, Mr. Michael Baker, Usher Transport's Vice President of Safety and Human Resources has provided more than 15 years of leadership, guidance, and certainly many "coachable moments" as Guess states. Without someone in an organization that understands succession and the development of their employees, many organizations never reach full maturity in their talent management.

However, Mr. Guess goes on to state that remembering where a person comes from and knowing the sacrifice others have made is by far the greatest attribute in an person's career and personal life. Guess credits a work ethic developed by spending many long days in the field, working in tobacco, and the usually quiet wisdom of his dad, Charles, as the main reason his career has flourished over the past 20+ years. Guess dedicated this year's award to the patriarch of Usher Transport, Mr. William A. Usher, Sr. Without the wisdom, knowledge, and ability to make difficult decisions spanning more than 60 years, the company would not be where it is today. Secondly, Guess contends through the continued leadership of Mr. Usher's two sons, William Usher, Jr. and Alan Usher, the company continues to flourish by building upon values steeped in tradition and ethical values in business.

A native of Lyon County, Kentucky, David is the son of Charles and Shirley Guess of Kuttawa. A 1986 graduate of Lyon County High School, David also holds undergraduate degrees from Murray State University, Indiana Wesleyan University as well as a graduate degree in strategic management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Currently, David is a full-time doctoral student at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky completing his doctorate in business management education. In his passion of teaching and leadership, David also serves as an adjunct professor of business and leadership for Indiana Wesleyan's Louisville campus where he teaches business management curriculum in IWU's Master's Program.

His career in transportation began in Western Kentucky with Vehicle Enforcement working at both East and Westbound I-24 scale facilities and from there flourished into his positions today as a corporate safety director and human resources.

Mr. Guess is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council, the North American Transportation Management Institute (Academic Advisory Chairman), the National Tank Truck Carrier's Association, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (Hazmat Committee Allied Member), the Kentucky Motor Transport Association (Board Member), Kentucky State Safety Council (Past Chairman), the American Trucking Association Safety & Loss Prevention Council's Accident Review Committee (chairman). David serves as a guest lecturer for various organizations, including the National Safety Council and the North American Transportation Management Institute. David serves on varied industry panels advising public-private research initiatives such as the Trucking Industry Injury & Illness Prevention Stakeholders from the University of Kentucky. Other panels include technology deployment efforts and hazardous material security panels and cargo tank rollover prevention committee with the FMCSA.

The National Tank Truck Carriers Association is the only national organization dedicated to advancing safe policies, practices and technology; and effective risk management and accident/injury prevention in the tank truck industry. The NTTC also addresses trucking's unique human resource challenges, health and wellness issues, as well as recruitment and retention strategies.

Mr. Guess was a featured conference panelist this year during discussions on topics specific to compliance, safety, and accountability.

Usher Transport Garners NTTC Outstanding Performance Safety Trophy

ARLINGTON, VA - National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that Usher Transport, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has won the coveted Outstanding Performance Trophy in the 2012 Safety Contest. The award was presented to Usher Transport during NTTC's 65th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The Outstanding Performance Trophy is sponsored annually by Heil Trailer International of Athens, Tennessee and is awarded to the carrier who is deemed to have the best comprehensive safety program in the tank truck industry for 2012.

Usher Transport earned the award with an accident frequency of 0.132 per million miles during 2012. The carrier is also taking home the Grand Award in the "15-18.5 million miles class" among a group of nine carriers, and also received a 24-year certificate in the 2012 Safety Improvement Contest. This is the second time Usher Transport has won this award.

"It's truly an honor to win this award among such an exceptional group of safe and competitive NTTC carrier companies," says William A. Usher, Jr., CEO. "Usher Transport is proud of its safety commitment and this award is a testament to those company-wide values."

Contest judges who determined the winner of the Outstanding Performance Trophy this year are Paul Bomgardner, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); Kris Phillips, FMCSA; Thomas Fuller, New York State Police; and Jon Samson, Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference.

The NTTC conducts four annual safety contests each year. These include a Competitive Safety Contest in which carriers compete in separate mileage classes; the Safety Improvement Contest in which a carrier competes against its own record for the previous year; a Personnel Safety Contest that is based on injuries per hours worked; and the Outstanding Performance Contest.

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  • Class-A CDL with Hazmat, Tank Endorsement, & TWIC Card
  • 2 Years Verifiable Experience
  • No more than 2 serious moving violations with a 3-year period
  • Tank experience preferred - tank training program available

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The Usher Transport Rail Services Division was established in the Summer of 1996 to serve the Railroad Industry. It specializes in Direct Truck to Locomotive (DTL) Refueling.

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