LONG BEACH, Calif. — Old Dominion Freight Lines’ Sam Faucette has received the American Trucking Associations’ 2018 National Safety Director Award.
Pictured from left with the award, Faucette was lauded for creating and expanding a culture of safety in the trucking industry. He has been in the industry for 38 years, 17 of which were spent in safety.
He started as a driver, worked as a mechanic and then worked his way up in the area of safety, serving as a field safety supervisor, a manager of safety, a director of safety and then landed his current position as vice president of safety and compliance of Old Dominion.
According to an ATA news release, under Faucette’s leadership, Old Dominion’s safety performance has improved yearly as the company’s driver workforce, service center locations and annual mileage have tripled during that time.
Nominations for the award are reviewed by past winners and finally selected by representatives of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and law enforcement officials.
Faucette this year served as chairman of the National Truck Driving Championships Committee of the Safety Management Council.
The award is sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.