Your participation in ‘If You See Something, Say Something
’ campaign is vital to safety
With many unfortunate events
happening around the world, it’s more
important than ever to stay completely
focused as we perform our daily
activities, both at work and in our
At KAG, safety is a concept we
weave through everything we do. As
North America’s largest tank truck
transporter, we have a large presence.
We have eyes and ears in nearly every
state. We’re mobile. Every Driver
passes through multiple locations
throughout the course of an average
day. This means we have a wide view
of activity throughout the country.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to
the family and friends of Vincente
Paredes Hernandez who recently
passed away. Vincente began his
career with Jack B. Kelley (JBK) as
a Driver out of the Fontana, Calif.,
Terminal in 2011. He purchased his
own truck in 2012 and became an
Owner Operator working for JBK
until the time of his death. Vincente
will be greatly missed.
In keeping with our strategy to
grow through acquisitions, KAG
has purchased the assets of Harris
Transportation Company, LLC. Based
in Portland, Ore., Harris serves the
northwest region of the U.S. including
Washington and Oregon.
Harris is a fuel hauler with 10 locations
throughout its service area. Its
customers are major oil companies and
distributors of petroleum products.
Harris Transportation was formed in
1998 through the merger of Harris
Transport, founded in 1928, and
Trimac Transportation, founded in 1948.
“Harris has a long history of excellence
in the transportation industry,” says
Bruce Blaise, President of KAG. “Their
services and track record align with our
brand and mission. We welcome them
to the KAG family.”
The products we transport are vital
to our nation, and it is part of our
responsibility to maintain our safety and
the safety of those around us.
If You See Something,
Being aware of our surroundings is
part of our everyday lives at KAG.
During this time of heightened
awareness, we want to emphasize
the phrase and national campaign
by Homeland Security:
If You See
Something, Say Something™. If
you see anything suspicious or
awkward, please report it.
What should you look for?
Suspicious behavior or issues that
might relate to homeland security.
It is better to be safe than sorry, and
that adage remains true. Our Drivers
are well aware of typical activities at
the locations we serve. If anything feels
different to you or looks strange, we
ask that you report it immediately.
General safety issues.
Safe transportation of fuel and other
products is always crucial. If you see
anything on the roadways that is amiss
or dangerous to the motoring public,
this needs to be reported as well.
General criminal activity.
We expect our Drivers to report any
criminal activity or any behavior that
Issues at a customer location such
as unlocked doors, odd activity or
Report anything out of the ordinary or
not secure. We cannot afford any slips
in the chain of safety procedures in the
delivery of our products. It’s up to us to
follow our procedures.
Please approach every day with
the level of detail we expect and
routinely receive from all KAG team
members. Your continued diligence is
appreciated and needed. All of us have
a responsibility for our own safety as
well as the safety of those around us.
If you encounter any situations that
raise concern, please contact local law
enforcement and Dispatch. Make sure
you are safe and out of harm’s way
before reporting any incident.
You can also contact our anonymous
Ethics Hotline at 800.418.6423, ext. 524
(Spanish ext. 393).