Safety/Incentive Programs

recent safety awards:
April 2024 GREAT WEST SAFETY AWARD for outstanding achievement in highway safety of 0-1,000,000 miles presented by the ATA
recent safety awards:
2023 VTA Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety in Virginia
recent safety awards:
2023 Maryland Motor Truck Association Great West Safety Award for 500k- 1 Million Miles Division
recent safety awards:
2023 VTA Safety Award for Truckload Division Over 2 million miles
recent safety awards:
2022 VTA Safety Award for Truckload Division Over 2 million miles
recent safety awards:
2023 VTA Grand Trophy For Fleet Safety In Virginia
recent safety awards:
2023 VTA Truckload Division Over 2 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2023 Maryland Motor Truck Association Chairman's Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2022 VTA Truckload Division Over 2 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2021 Traffic Insurance LTD Most Improved Scorecard Ranking Award
recent safety awards:
2014 VTA Improvement Award Over 2 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2012 Governor's Transportation Safety Award from Motor Carrier Safety
recent safety awards:
2011 VTA Improvement Award 4 to 8 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2011 VTA Truckload Division Over 2 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
Traffic Insurance LTD. Award Of Honor For Excellence In Risk Control
recent safety awards:
2009 Governor's Transportation Safety Award from Motor Carrier Safety
recent safety awards:
2009 VTA Truckload Division Over 3 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2008 Maryland Motor Truck Association Chairman's Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2008 VTA Grand Trophy For Fleet Safety In Virginia
recent safety awards:
2008 1st Place Over 1 Million Miles VTA Chairman's Safety Contest For Outstanding Achievement In Highway Safety
recent safety awards:
2008 VTA Truckload Division Over 5 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2007 VTA Improvement Award 5 to 10 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2007 VTA Truckload Division Over 3 Million Miles Safety Award
recent safety awards:
2005 VTA Improvement Award 5 to 10 Million Miles Safety Award
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"It is the company’s policy that its operations be managed to protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities where we do business. Sound operating practices will be followed to foster a safe working environment. At Houff Transfer, Inc. safety comes first!"

On every Houff Transfer truck and at every terminal entrance are these words: “SAFETY STARTS HERE.”  Safety is simply part of our company’s DNA. Day after day, mile after mile, sound operating practices and excellent maintenance result in improved workplace safety and accident prevention.

We are not only interested in the safety and welfare of our employees, but also in the communities where we do business.  In 2009 we partnered with the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Trucking Association to promote the “Move Over” campaign.  This is a law that requires motorist to “move over or slow down” when approaching emergency vehicles on the side of the roadway.

Among the company’s recent safety awards:

  • 2023 VTA Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety in Virginia 
  • 2023 Maryland Motor Truck Association Great West Safety Award for 500k- 1 Million Miles Division
  • 2023 VTA Safety Award for Truckload Division Over 2 million miles
  • 2022 VTA Safety Award for Truckload Division Over 2 million miles

We give away trucks!  Houff Transfer regularly rewards its drivers and shop employees for their individual and collective safety records. Every three months that the entire company goes without a lost-time injury, HTI holds an employee drawing for a free television and more. When the company goes an entire 12 months without a lost time injury, the drawing is for a new 4×4 pick-up truck!

Houff Transfer drivers are recognized for safety milestones they reach for years of safe driving and accumulating a million miles without a crash.

Realizing absenteeism due to illness costs money, Houff Transfer is pro-active in promoting wellness and good health of its employees. Every year the company sponsors a end tobacco use program as well as weight loss program.

Here are the programs we provide to recognize drivers for safe driving

Safety Meetings

Free Meal &
$50.00 for attending

Quarterly Payout
2% of company drivers pay
1.5 Cents a mile for owner operators

12 months without a lost time injury

3 Months without a lost-time injury

$500 for each five year increment

Plaque, Jacket, and Decal for Truck

Level 1 Clean inspection $100.00
Level 2 and 3 Clean inspection $50.00

Years of Safe Driving 2023

LIST OF DRIVER AWARDS:

Danny Adkins 45 Years | Dale Cox 25 Years | Kenneth Ayers 20 Years | Larry Welch 20 Years |Ronald Schoonover 10 Years | James Tooley 10 Years | Kenneth Taylor 10 Years | Mark Atwell 5 Years | David Hartman 5 Years  | James Alligood 5 Years | Willie Stump 5 Years | Rusty Saville 5 Years

Upcoming Safety Meetings

2024 SAFETY MEETINGS SCHEDULE:

Cross Lanes

Dates:

02/15/2024 

05/09/2024 

07/25/2024 

10/04/2024

 For location info contact John Cole

Dates:

02/28/2024 

05/22/2024 

08/14/2024 

10/16/2024 

11/20/2024 (DDC)

 For location info contact John Cole

Dates:

02/03/2024 

04/27/2024 (DDC) 

06/29/2024 

08/10/2024

10/12/2024 (DDC)

Richmond’s meetings will be held at the Hampton Inn at 8:00 am

Dates:

01/17/2024

04/10/2024

07/10/2024

10/30/2024

 For location info contact John Cole

Dates:

01/13/2024

04/06/2024 

07/20/2024

9/21/2024

Lynchburg’s will be held the Golden Corral at 8:00 am

Dates:

02/24/2024 

03/16/2024 (DDC) 

 05/18/2024 

06/08/2024 (DDC) 

08/31/2024

11/23/2024

Weyers Cave meetings will be held at the Wood Grill Buffet in Harrisonburg at 8:00 am

Dates:

03/07/2024

06/26/2024 

09/11/2024 

11/07/2024

 For location info contact John Cole

Dates:

03/20/2024 

06/12/2024 

09/25/2024 

11/13/2024

 For location info contact John Cole

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