JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATI), on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc., is honored to announce that several of our tank truck drivers were recently recognized at the annual Truck Driving Championship and Safety Management Council Awards Banquet held on June 11, 2016 in Daytona, FL.   Three company drivers (John Willingham, William White and Dale Prevatt) were each awarded the honorable distinction of Florida Driver of the Month and, out of the twelve named Drivers of the Month, William White was named 2016 Florida Trucking Association Driver of the Year!  William has been driving for the company for 30 years and has accumulated nearly 4,000,000 accident free miles in his forty year professional driving career.  Congratulations to William, John and Dale.  These gentlemen, like so many others within our organization, are the main reason we are able to maintain a superior record in both safety and customer service within our industry.  

At the banquet, in front of over 1,000 attendees, the Association also announced the winners of the prestigious Truck Driving Championship Awards.  Twenty two drivers from around the State competed in the tanker class competition.  We are extremely pleased to announce that Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. swept the awards with Gary Omerkov taking 1st place, Edwin Santos taking 2nd place and Dennis Rollins taking 3rd place!  Gary Omerkov will now represent the Florida Trucking Association at the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championship to be held in August in Indianapolis, IN.   


The Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and, through its wholly owned subsidiary Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc., operates 21 terminals and 9 satellite locations throughout the southeast.  We employ over 700 drivers and couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them for the dedication and hard work they put into safely delivering our customers’ products on-time and accurately. 

Investors are cautioned that any statements in this press release which relate to the future are, by their nature, subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements.  These include general economic conditions;  competitive factors; political, economic, regulatory and climatic conditions; driver availability and cost; the impact of future regulations regarding the transportation industry; freight demand for petroleum product and levels of construction activity in the Company's markets; fuel costs; risk insurance markets; pricing; energy costs and technological changes.  Additional information regarding these and other risk factors and uncertainties may be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. is engaged in the transportation business. The Company’s transportation business is conducted through Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. which is a Southeastern transportation company concentrating in the hauling by motor carrier of liquid and dry bulk commodities.

John D. Milton, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer