Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association presents its prestigious Clare C. Casey Award to a safety professional whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on our highways. The 2013 recipient is Thomas Lansing, vice president of safety and driver services for Hogan Transports, Inc., of Bridgeton, Missouri.
The announcement was made during the 32nd annual meeting of TCA’s Safety & Security Division.
Lansing began his career in 1972 as a sort manager in charge of safety and operations for United Parcel Service. After a decade, he joined Hogan Transports as an operations manager. One year later, he took over responsibility for safety and recruiting; he has been with Hogan ever since.
Under Lansing’s leadership, Hogan has received TCA’s National Fleet Safety division award seven times. It won the grand prize in 2002. In 2004, the company was named “Innovator of the Year” by the Commercial Carrier Journal.
When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled its Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative, Hogan was selected as one of the test carriers for Missouri’s pilot program. Lansing worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation to develop procedures that would work for the industry and was willing to share his experiences with many colleagues, enabling them to get a head start on preparing for this “game-changing” program.
David Hogan, president of Hogan Transports, said that Lansing has brought several new and successful safety measures to the company, such as a driver fatigue monitoring program and a winter weather shutdown program.
An active member of TCA, Lansing is a past chairman of the organization’s Safety & Security Division. He is active in the American Trucking Associations and the Missouri Motor Carriers Association.