Rapid River Logistics earns awards

RAPID RIVER — The Great West Platinum Award is awarded to less than 1 percent of their clients, placing Rapid River Logistics in a very elite class of safe organizations.

Rapid River Logistics LLC was presented Platinum and Gold Awards by Great West Casualty Company as part of its 2016 National Safety Awards Program. This makes the fourth consecutive year in which this Gladstone-based dry van and flatbed carrier has been recognized with the Platinum Award for excellence in highway safety and the first year they have been recognized with the Gold Award for excellence in workplace safety. “These awards are a team accomplishment,” said Kevin Schimke, owner and CEO of Rapid River Logistics. “From our drivers, to operations and administrative teams, our focus on safety and compliance is our number one priority throughout our entire business.”

The National Safety Awards program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results. Carriers are eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Participatory award.