Dean Yockey receives prestigious Gogolin Award
Pittsburgh, PA (April 17th, 2015) – On Thursday, March 26 Dean Yockey was presented with the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) Gogolin Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to truck safety and continued efforts and contributions to the PMTA on behalf of PITT OHIO.
Yockey has been instrumental to the success of PITT OHIO’s safety department for over 28 years and is currently the company’s Manager of Training and Development. The award is named after Edward Gogolin who joined PMTA in 1930 and dedicated the next 40 years of his career to elevating the field of safety in the trucking industry.
Ronald Uriah, PITT OHIO´s Vice President of Risk Management Compliance Government Affairs said, “Dean Yockey is a valued, loyal and trustworthy employee at PITT OHIO. Over his many years with the company he has demonstrated dependability, hard work ethic, and a total commitment to commercial motor vehicle safety. He is a great resource, a professional who epitomizes the true character of PITT OHIO and the trucking industry and always willing to get the job done. Dean Yockey is to be recognized as one of the many individuals responsible for the success, support and recognition that PITT OHIO has achieved over the years and continues to maintain today.”
Mark Laurusevage, Chairman of the Safety Management Council at PMTA, said, “I´ve worked with Dean for a number of years at both SMC and Truck Driving Championship and I got to know him as a person who truly cares about this industry, its people, and the future. His commitment to the Trucking Association as well as SMC speaks volumes about the passion he has towards making our highways safer for all of us and our families.”
“It truly was an honor to win the Gogolin Award at the PMTA Safety Conference,” said Yockey. “We have an incredible team at PITT OHIO and it is a privilege to work for a company that has such a strong commitment to their employees and to the transportation industry. I have always believed that we have the best drivers and it is incredible to be recognized for our commitment to safety.”
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