Kansas Aggregate Producers Association (KAPA) and Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (KRMCA) presented Eakin Enterprises with several awards on Jan. 13 during the KAPA-KRMCA 45th Annual Joint Convention awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is an annual event to recognize aggregate and concrete companies and their drivers for no lost time accidents and safety performance.
Brian Gillett, Eakin Enterprises, was awarded 2011 Driver of the Year. This is the third year which Eakin has nominated and had drivers win. Brian is a great guy and a more than reliable driver for Eakin Enterprises. He is on time and on the job until it is complete no matter what time of day or night it is. He is the best at maximizing his loads to be able to haul as much and as many loads as possible in a days time. We never have to worry about efficiency with Brian on the job.
He is on top of his truck maintenance and keeping everything safe and in working order. Cleanliness is also a priority as his truck never shows of all the hard work it does.
“We appreciate Brian and all his hard work. He is a great value to our company”, says Chad Eakin, President of Eakin Enterprises.
The Driver of the Year award is chosen based on performance from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. This includes employment for at least six months, perfect attendance, no drug or alcohol convictions, no at fault accidents, no rejected or returned loads, attitude regarding safety and proper truck maintenance.
Gillett was awarded a $250 cash prize, recognition at the KAPA-KRMCA 45th Annual Joint convention awards ceremony, personal plaque and company plaque as well as a Driver of the Year bumper stickers to display on his truck proudly. Judging is done courtesy of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Eakin Enterprises was also awarded for no lost time accidents as part of the KAPA-KRMCA Morgison Safety Program. They were named on the KAPA safety honor roll for reporting 4,001 man hours with no lost time accidents. The company was awarded a certificate for attaining excellence in safety from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011.