Sand Springs Railway Company (SS), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presented a community donation to the Sand Springs, Okla., fire department in recognition of five shippers that demonstrate a commitment to safety.
The five shippers—Brenntag Southwest Inc., Centennial Energy, Northwood Asphalt Terminal, Adjuvants Unlimited, and Sterling Specialty Chemicals—were SS’s recipients of the 2021 OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Award. To earn the award, companies must model “exemplary shipping safety by shipping or receiving loaded cars with no accidental releases during the previous year,” according to Denver, Colo.-based OmniTRAX, the transportation affiliate of The Broe Group.
“These five companies continue to demonstrate their thoughtful service to their customers and the local community,” OmniTRAX Senior Vice President of Operations John Bradley said.
The 32-mile SS recently delivered a donation totaling $5,000—each shipper was honored through a $1,000 donation—to the Sand Springs Fire Department, which serves the city of Sand Springs and the communities within Tulsa and Osage counties in northeastern Oklahoma.
“The Sand Springs Fire Department is committed to preserving the safety of those who live, work, invest in or visit our community, so we truly appreciate the shared commitment to operational safety exhibited by these award winners and the Sand Springs Railway Company,” Fire Chief Justin Hall said. “This generous donation provides invaluable support to help us protect Sand Springs’ lives, property and our environment.”