NTTC Zero Distractions Campaign Announces Restructuring & Initial Pledge Partners
NTTC is announcing a change of structure for Zero
Distractions, its public safety campaign to promote safe and aware
driving. Three NTTC member companies
have committed to pledging their support for the initiative, with many more
soon to follow.
Distractions is more than an effort to change driver behavior behind the wheel,
it is an effort to change society’s view on the dangers of driving distracted,
whatever form that may be,” said Dave Edmondson, Vice President of Safety &
Compliance of J&M Tank Lines, Inc.
Distractions was founded in 2018 through the dedication of Todd Stine, NTTC's
2016-2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year, along with NTTC's Staff
and Safety & Security Council. The initial goal was to build awareness for
distracted driving while changing driver and passenger behavior through pledges
to have zero distractions while driving.
Distractions has now been restructured to take pledges from companies, referred
to as Pledge Partners, rather than individual drivers. Zero Distractions will
provide tools and resources for Pledge Partners for effective and direct
outreach to their drivers through ambassadors. These Pledge Partners are
recognized on the web page for their commitment to safe driving practices
within their company culture. The first three Pledge Partners are K-Limited
Carrier, J&M Tank Lines, and Florida Rock & Tank Lines.
distracted is careless and reckless. Our goal as we continue to grow the Zero
Distractions campaign is to continue to build awareness by educating all
drivers through our ambassador program on focused, distraction-free driving and
ultimately reduce the tragedies that are happening on the roadways every single
day,” said Candi Coate, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at
K-Limited Carrier, Ltd.
in the Zero Distractions campaign is not limited to NTTC members. Additional
information on Zero Distractions can be found on the NTTC website at https://tanktruck.org/Zero-Distractions.aspx.