Committed to Zero: How We Made Real Safety Happen


At Interstates, we have been very fortunate in our safety achievements. For instance, reaching 1,000,000 hours without a recordable incident in 2016. Or more recently, the 2017 ABC National Safety Excellence award. Because of achievements like these, we are often asked how we do it. That is a great question with some soft, but important answers.

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Inspiration and Empowerment at Iowa Women Lead Change 2017


A group of eleven women recently represented Interstates at the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) conference in Sioux City, IA. Additionally, Interstates proudly sponsored a table at the impactful event. The IWLC is Iowa’s premier leadership organization for women and offers comprehensive leadership resources for women, including events like the conference.

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Are strong leadership qualities the secret sauce to success?


While traveling for work, I stopped for lunch at a local Chic-Fil-A restaurant. As I waited to place my order, I noticed a uniformed soldier in line next to me. The soldier reached for his wallet to pay and the cashier said, “Not today - this one is on us.” The cashier handed the solider his meal and thanked him for his service. I was surprised by this unexpected act of kindness and leadership.

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