Tom Frain Named NTTC Professional Driver of the Year Grand Champion

The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has recognized Highway Transport driver Thomas “Tom” Frain as the 2021-2022 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion. On April 25, at its 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibits in San Diego, California, NTTC honored eight finalists for the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year and announced Frain as Grand Champion, awarding him the William A. Usher, Sr. trophy. Tom gave a meaningful speech.

Frain has more 30 years of professional driving experience and has served as tank truck driver for Highway Transport, a leader in bulk chemical transportation, for seven years. With more than 2 million accident-free miles, Frain is a leader on and off the road, working with the Highway Transport Safety Department and serving as an instructor and mentor for new drivers. 

“Tom represents all of the drivers and team members of Highway Transport – and he represents the best of us,” Highway Transport President and CFO Marshall Franklin said. “Tom works to contribute his time, insight, expertise and enthusiasm to help us serve our customers better, to make our company stronger, to make the industry better and to make the roadways safer. We are not surprised, but we are elated and proud of this recognition, and the Highway Transport family congratulates Tom on this well-deserved honor.”

Tom Frain holding the William A. Usher trophy
Highway Transport hosted a celebration in Knoxville honoring Tom Frain so that everyone could come together as a work family to recognize Tom. Highway Transport officially presented Tom with a special jacket + a new truck with custom graphics.

Be sure to check out scenes from a summer celebration hosted by Highway Transport on July 21. The Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Award recognizes an exemplary tank truck company driver or independent contractor who serves the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities. The winner represents the best the tank truck industry has to offer with a demonstrated record of safety and a tireless involvement in community and charity organizations. 

 “Congratulations to Thomas Frain,” NTTC President and CEO Ryan Streblow said. “This year’s contest was especially competitive with dozens of drivers from across the United States and Canada in the running. Thomas Frain set himself apart – not only with an impressive two million accident-free miles in his career, but his dedication to family and community as well. With Great West Casualty Company’s continued support, we’re honored to showcase the incredible safety record and professionalism displayed by Thomas Frain.” 

 As the Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year, Frain becomes the face of driver safety in the tank truck industry. He will attend NTTC events to speak on the importance and value of safety and will serve as a spokesperson for the association, offering the perspective of the drivers whose hard work is the backbone of the industry.

Are you interested in driving a chemical tanker for a company that has an award-winning track record of safety and success? Are you interested in working alongside best-in-class drivers in the bulk liquid transportation industry? Be sure to answer a few questions on the Highway Transport short app, and a recruiter will be in touch. Or, simply give us a call at 1-800-800-5856.