United Petroleum Transports | Critical Traits Needed |
Published in the July/August 2012 issue of print Search & Employ® |
John Hill, a former corporal in the Marine Corps who transported ammunition and equipment, began his career at United Petroleum Transports (UPT) as a professional driver and is now a regional safety director. He oversees the safety and training of 125 drivers at four locations in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana.
UPT provides transportation for the chemical and energy markets, focusing on refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuels, aviation fuels, lube oils, crude oil, and asphalt. The company has been family-owned and -operated since 1966. Its corporate office is in Oklahoma City,
Hill won the 2005 Rookie of the Year in the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships, and took third place overall in 2011. He was also named the 2010 Oklahoma State Professional Driver of the Year and recognized by the governor of the state. He was promoted to regional safety director in 2011.
Hill said that servicemembers should explore all their options and find an organization where they can advance. He knows that veterans have the dedication to succeed and will work hard at whatever they try; he encourages them to take a look at UPT because the company stands behind its vets and offers them a chance to learn more and improve their trade.