Kane Transport safety director presented the Safety Professional of the Year Award

John Shaleen, left, was presented the Safety Professional of the Year Award by MTA President John Hausladen. • Submitted photo

John Shaleen, safety director at Kane Transport in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, was presented the Safety Professional of the Year Award at the annual conference of the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) on Aug. 8.

Shaleen’s professional experience provides exceptional training programs and implementation for tank truck drivers at Kane Transport and other companies,” said John Hausladen President and CEO of the Minnesota Trucking Association.  “John supported the early adoption of electronic logging devices, and his role is much more than just highway safety.   He advocates for stringent hiring protocol and works with dispatch and drivers when questions arise on loading gas to keep trucks legal weight, and much more.  His service, experience and dedication should be recognized as one of the top safety professionals in Minnesota.”

Kane Transport, Inc. is the Midwest’s premier transporter of petroleum, asphalt, biodiesel and ethanol.

The MTA Safety Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual who manages the safety activities of their company, including being responsible for the creation/advancement and administration of the safety program, and has contributed, through personal efforts and company programs, to the advancement of highway safety.

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