Nicole Hawks-Morse, CDS, our Director of Safety, was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year at the 71st Oregon Trucking Association’s Annual Convention in Bend, Oregon on August 17, 2022. This is the second time Nicole has won this award. She was previously awarded the Oregon Trucking Association (OTA)’s Safety Director of the Year at the OTA Safety Management Councils Annual Safety Conference in the spring of 2011. Congratulations, Nicole!
The 71st Annual OTA Convention & Exhibition brings together carrier and allied members, non-members, speakers and guests to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities set before Oregon’s trucking industry. Allied Partners showcased their latest products and services while topics covered during the convention included supply chain and zero-emission vehicles, to more local issues such as Oregon’s carbon policy, labor changes and ODOT projects.
During the Annual Awards Banquet, OTA recognized the following for their contributions and accomplishments. Recognized for her service, Nicole was named the state’s Fleet Safety Professional. Other awards granted were Carrier Member of the Year, Allied Member of the Year, OTA Image Award and the Safety Grand Champion.
While accepting her award, Nicole stated, “I am honored and humbled to have received this award. Thank you Kool Pak for giving me the privilege of being your Director of Safety for the past 14 years!”