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NPTC recognizes top safety performers during annual exhibition

The Fleet of the Year Awards in particular recognize companies with the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.

The Trucker News Services

4/21/2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15 in Cincinnati.

“The NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Fleet Safety Awards program recognizes NPTC member companies that work to make safety a priority in their private fleets’ operations,” said Carol Heinowski, Logistics Manager, Safety and Compliance for Meijer Inc. and chair of the NPTC Safety Committee.

“The Fleet of the Year Awards in particular recognize companies with the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.”

The 2014 winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2013) are:

LOCAL OPERATIONS (fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size)

• First Place: American Proteins, Inc.

• Second Place: Clinton’s Ditch Cooperative Co. Inc.

• Third Place: WilcoHess LLC

REGIONAL OPERATIONS

• First Place: Contract Transportation Systems/ The Sherwin-Williams Company

MIXED OPERATIONS (Small Fleet – less than 50 vehicles)

• First Place (tie): Metal Exchange Corporation

   Sugar Foods Corporation

• Third Place: New South Express, Inc.

MIXED OPERATIONS (Large Fleet – 50 vehicles or more)

• First Place: ADM Alliance Nutrition

• Second Place: Baxter Healthcare Supply Chain

• Third Place: NEP Broadcasting

Also recognized, were those fleets with outstanding and/or improved safety records based upon their crash rates. Winners of the Gold Seal, awarded to fleets that experienced ZERO crashes in 2013, include:

• ADM Alliance Nutrition

• ADM Trucking Inc.

• Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

• Staples Inc.

• Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc.

Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies whose fleets reduced their vehicle crash rates by 40% or more compared to the previous year, were:

• ADM Trucking, Inc.

• Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC

• CVS/Caremark

• Frito-Lay, Inc.

• Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

• Staples, Inc.

The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies who have reduced their vehicle crash rates by 20 percent to 39 percent from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are:

• ADM Trucking, Inc.

• Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC

• Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

• CVS/Caremark

• Frito-Lay, Inc.

• Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

• Orgill Transportation Company LLC

Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management.

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