Kool Pak’s Hollamon Named OTA Safety Director of the Year

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Oregon Trucking Association (OTA) selected Kool Pak’s Safety Director, Nicole Hollamon, as their 2010 Safety Director of the Year.

In the trucking business, safety is a number one priority. Kool Pak, an Oregon-based provider of refrigerated transportation, distribution, warehousing and logistics services, knows the importance of safety. In 2008, they hired Nicole Hollamon as their Safety Director and her focus on safety to improve performance has paid off. At the April meeting of the Oregon Trucking Association (OTA), Kool Pak’s Hollamon was named 2010 Safety Director of the Year.

Wade Palmer, Kool Pak’s Chief Financial Officer, nominated Hollamon for the award, stating, “Under Nicole's direction, Kool Pak has continually improved its safety rating, processes and procedures, from implementing eLogs across our fleet to negotiating tire maintenance contracts.”

Since joining Kool Pak in 2008, Hollamon has earned respect in the company and in the industry. Jim Colgan, VP of Transportation and Operations, commented, “Nicole has improved our safety performance and compliance considerably… She has categorically earned 2010 Safety Director of the Year.”

Kool Pak also received the First Place Safety Award in the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Common Carrier category. “Being a safety leader in the LTL category is a distinction we would have had difficulty achieving without Nicole’s expertise,” states Katie Royce, Kool Pak’s Kent, Washington Terminal Manager.

Hollamon is only the second woman to receive this distinction. “Winning this award is definitely one of the highlights of my career. It feels great to know that Kool Pak supports my efforts in safety and to be recognized amongst my peers—a distinguished group of dedicated professionals.”

About Kool Pak
Kool Pak LLC is an industry-leading refrigerated services provider offering transportation, distribution, warehousing and logistics services to customers across the U.S. and Canada. Kool Pak provides superior customer service by focusing on product integrity throughout the cold chain management process. For more information, visit http://www.kool-pak.com.

About OTA
For over 60 years, OTA has been active in the state and is widely recognized and respected as an advocate for the trucking industry.

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Pam Dinsdale
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