Maverick Safety and Compliance Director Brett Graves Named 2022 Safety Professional of the Year by ATA

  Friday, May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023 (North Little Rock, Ark.) – Maverick Transportation is proud to announce that their Director of Safety & Compliance, Brett Graves recently received the Arkansas Trucking Association’s Safety Professional of the Year award. This award was announced on Wednesday, May 17th at an ATA luncheon in Little Rock, AR.

In his career, Brett has created a highly respected and regarded environment with his focus on safety. “He has been an active advocate of safety for years. He has held leadership positions with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance, taught North American Transportation Management Institute courses, served as a professional safety source for the Arkansas Department of Labor, chaired ATA’s Safety Management Council and Truck Driving Championship Committee and volunteers as a liaison for the Arkansas Highway Police Challenge.” {ATA, 5/17/2023 ATA SELECTS DRIVER OF THE YEAR SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR [PRESS RELEASE] Arkansas Trucking Association Awards Driver, Safety Professional, Maintenance Professional}

Brett’s commitment is evident in his meticulous attention to detail, encouragement and support for all and his never-ending journey to learn and educate his team. When asked about his overall goal, Brett said, “My overall goal is to not only be a resource from the management side of Maverick, but also for our drivers. I have always made it a point to be open, honest and straightforward and I pride myself on that. I treat everyone equally and if I can make a difference with one person, I have achieved it.”

According to ATA President Shannon Newton, “Brett’s company [Maverick] and so many state and national organizations have benefited from his professional commitment to safety. Brett is a source of safety information and wisdom. He cares for and holds a high standard for Maverick drivers, but he’s also been an eager supporter of drivers from any company who aim for excellence and professionalism at annual safety competitions.”

Founded in 1980, based in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and operating over 1,600 units, Maverick provides OTR and Dedicated services to the flatbed, glass, marine and specialized transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more about Maverick Transportation visit