AFC Becomes Two-Time Award Winner

TBL Group/AFC Transportation Receives 2nd Award in 3 Years from the National Safety Council.

AFC Transportation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TBL Group, Inc. is now a two-time recipient of the National Safety Council’s “Our Driving Concern” Traffic Safety Award. AFC was also honored with the same award in 2014. Presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, the award recognizes employers who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the safety and well-being of their employees on and off the job in the area of traffic safety.

Paul Gage & Mike Ezzell

Paul Gage & Mike Ezzell

The 2016 honorees were selected through an application process that evaluated each company’s commitment to promoting safe driving behaviors among their employees. Employee education, training and other activities centered on traffic safety were considered. While each of these employers has in common a notable commitment to traffic safety, the group is diverse in many ways. Applicants ranged from employers with as few as 100 employees to those with 2,000 and from nonprofits to municipal organizations.

Mr. Paul Gage, Safety Director at AFC Transportation accepted the award on behalf of the organization and recognized the accolade as a team effort. “I am very pleased to receive this recognition and award from the National Safety Council on behalf of AFC Transportation and would like to give the credit and recognition where it is due — to the drivers and staff who have joined with us to create this “Safety Culture” within our company”. Mr. Gage stated that safety is a team effort, achieved by each employee coming together to demonstrate the right attitude and mindset to create a safe environment.   AFC actively promotes a safety first attitude within their corporate culture under their corporate initiative, “PEOPLE POWERED, SAFETY DRIVEN”. Mr. Gage says the commitment to that ideal is present not only behind the wheel, but when dispatching, booking reservations, maintaining the fleet and at home with AFC families and friends.

“Texas is a leader among states in many areas, but sadly it has the highest rate of fatal car crashes,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “These employers are working to protect their employees and reverse this trend. We are thrilled to recognize their work.”

“Many thanks to the National Safety Council for their commitment to safety in the state of Texas and nationwide”, said Mr. John Ferrari, CEO, TBL Group, Inc. “I’m also very grateful and proud of the AFC staff and congratulate Paul Gage and our team on a job well done!”

About AFC |ECHO Transportation

AFC | ECHO Transportation are wholly-owned subsidiaries of TBL Group, Inc.

Together the firms form one of the largest independent ground transportation providers in the state of Texas. With a fleet comprised of 300 plus vehicles, AFC | ECHO specialize in group travel transportation and offer comprehensive tour, charter, shuttle and executive black car services to a full range of corporate, municipal, and institutional users, as well as individual travelers for professional and leisure travel requirements.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.

About the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program 

The Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program is a landmark driving initiative of the National Safety Council and funded, in part, by the Texas Department of Transportation. This initiative supports a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for the benefit of employees, both on and off the job. The program provides a variety of free resources, training opportunities and materials to help employers engage their employees in safe driving behaviors.