Lebanon, Penn.: DRT Transportation, an asset-owning intermodal marketing company and third-party logistics provider, will be sponsoring the American Chemistry Council’s 2019 Responsible Care®& Sustainability Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Sunday, April 14 – Wednesday, April 17, 2019. DRT Transportation first became a Responsible Care Partner in 2017, and this year will be the first time they will be an event sponsor.
“We’re really excited to deepen our involvement with the Responsible Care program,” said President of DRT Transportation, Rob Kemp. “We’ve learned a tremendous amount about the impact our business can have on the world around us through our involvement with the Responsible Care program and are proud to be able to sponsor such a great event.”
Kemp first heard of the Responsible Care initiative in 2016, when a client asked if DRT was a partner. After doing some research, Kemp wanted to get involved. What he didn’t realize was how drastically DRT’s involvement in the Responsible Care initiative would transform DRT’s business as a whole.
“As we started developing and documenting processes and policies to align with the Responsible Care guiding principles, we brought that same procedural discipline and rigor to other areas of our business. Because we now have thorough processes, we can practice more responsible logistics not only for our chemical and HAZMAT clients but for all of our customers,” Kemp said.
In addition to the Process Safety, Product Safety and Security Codes required by the Responsible Care program, DRT implemented a Carrier Qualification Program and Dispatch Procedures to complement and enhance their existing Responsible Care work.
“Being part of Responsible Care has opened our eyes to how important health, safety, security, and the environment are,” said DRT Compliance Manager, Alicia Collins. “We’ve learned a lot about our company and have made positive process changes to protect not only our employees but also our customers, carriers and the public in general,” Collins said.
In addition to being an event sponsor, DRT will also be exhibiting at the conference. Kemp, Collins and DRT’s Vice President of National Accounts, Terry Roberts, will be set up at booth 18 at the 2019 Responsible Care®& Sustainability Conference & Expo.
About DRT Transportation
DRT Transportation is an asset-owning intermodal marketing company (IMC) and third-party logistics provider (3PL) that helps clients create better logistics and supply chain experiences. DRT is headquartered in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and has offices in Houston, Texas, Eagan, Minnesota and Kingsport, Tennessee. DRT is committed to responsible logistics and is a proud partner of the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program. DRT has been named to the Inc. 5000 list six times since it was founded in 2007, and was ranked #61 on the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s 2018 Top 250 Private Companies list.
About the Responsible Care®Program
Responsible Care is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. For the past 30 years, Responsible Care has helped American Chemistry Council (ACC) member companies significantly enhance their performance and improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment as a whole.
About the American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. An innovative, $526 billion enterprise, the ACC works to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. The ACC’s mission is to deliver value to its members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. The ACC is committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.