ATA Names Covenant Transport’s Safety VP 2008 Safety Director of the Year

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September 30, 2008


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ATA Names Covenant Transport’s Safety VP 2008 Safety Director of the Year


Chattanooga, TN – Doug Cook, Vice President of Safety at Covenant Transport, has been named the 2008 American Trucking Associations’ National Safety Director of the Year. The announcement came at the ATA Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council's fall conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The Safety Director of the Year Award is presented annually to the motor carrier safety executive whose professional qualifications, safety programs and achievements are deemed most outstanding among his or her peers. The winner must demonstrate an ability to manage successful safety programs and exhibit a devotion to a highway safety career. 


Mr. Cook has 30 years of transportation experience and 18 years as a safety professional. Employed by Covenant since 2003, Mr. Cook has supervised a 26% reduction in vehicular accidents and a 60% reduction in accident cost-per-mile during the period 2003-2007at the company. 


Mr. Cook was also named the 2008 Safety Professional of the Year by the Safety & Security Division of Truckload Carriers Association.




Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. is the holding company for several transportation providers that offer premium transportation services for customers throughout the United States. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport and Covenant Transport Solutions of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Southern Refrigerated Transport of Texarkana, Arkansas; and Star Transportation of Nashville, Tennessee. The group operates one of the ten largest fleets in North America as measured by revenue. The Company's Class A common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol, "CVTI".