The American Trucking Associations has tapped Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., as its 2015 National Safety Director of the Year.
National ATA officials presented Hicks with the award November 4 during the group’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
“Safety is our industry’s biggest priority and when you read through Allan Hicks’ list of accomplishments as a safety director, it is very apparent that he is fully dedicated to safety,” said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves. “Devoting one’s life to the safety of our highways is a noble cause and I am proud that we have men and women like Allan working in our industry.”
Under Hicks’ leadership, BR Williams has been awarded over 50 safety awards from American Trucking Associations, Alabama Trucking Association and the Truckload Carriers Association. The company has also won the Liberty Mutual Insurance Excellence Award for Truck Safety for eight consecutive years. Individually, Hicks was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year for the Alabama Trucking Association in 2001.
BR Williams CEO Greg Brown praised Hicks for his service and dedication to fleet safety. “Allan is the ultimate fleet safety professional,” he said. “He has led our successful safety program for 18 years, accumulating more than 70 different safety awards for our company. Allan has worked tirelessly and provided much forward thinking in our training and emphasis on our safety program along with our quality program.”
Hicks began his career in trucking more than 48 years ago as a dispatcher for CRST Malone. He went on to work in various roles with CF Motor Freight and Roadway Express before joining BR Williams Trucking as vice president of safety, human resources and compliance in 1997.
Along with his safety accomplishments, Hicks has also taken an active role in educating the industry and public about safety, presenting to students at Auburn University, as well as the American Moving and Storage Association, Kentucky Trucking Association and hosting one-day CSA workshops in Alabama and Georgia.