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Volvo Trucks to recognize safest North American fleets with 2015 award


Thursday, February 26, 2015
“Nothing is more important in managing a fleet than maintaining a stellar safety record, and we are proud to honor the trucking industry’s best performers again this year,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America.
“Nothing is more important in managing a fleet than maintaining a stellar safety record, and we are proud to honor the trucking industry’s best performers again this year,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America.

Volvo Trucks is seeking North America’s safest fleets to recognize them with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the seventh straight year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for their safety-related activities.

“Nothing is more important in managing a fleet than maintaining a stellar safety record, and we are proud to honor the trucking industry’s best performers again this year,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America.

“Safety is a core value at Volvo, and we are proud to offer active safety technologies to help make the highways safer for everyone and passive safety features to help protect a fleet’s most valuable asset: The driver.”

Michelin Americas Truck Tires will again join Volvo Trucks in sponsoring the annual award. Michelin has been a supporting sponsor since 2010.

“Michelin Americas Truck Tires is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Volvo Trucks Safety Award,” said Mike Cain, Michelin Americas Truck Tires vice president of original equipment. “This award embodies the commitment to safety that has been a foundation of Michelin for 120 years, and we are thrilled to again participate with Volvo Trucks in recognizing the safest truck fleets in North America.”

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 units. Fleets must have at least one Volvo tractor in operation to be eligible for the award. Entrants will be ranked by their accident frequency rates and will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. The two grand prizes will be awarded to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles traveled: less than 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles.

The deadline for entry is June 30, 2015. The award winners will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October 2015 in Philadelphia. 

Complete rules and entry forms are available at www.volvotrucks.us.com/safetyaward.

In 2014, Kriska Holdings Limited of Prescott, Ontario, Canada, won the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the more than 20 million miles category. Britton Transport, Inc. of Grand Forks, North Dakota, received the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the less than 20 million miles category. To view previous recipients, click here or visit http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/na/en-us/fleet_safety_awards/winners.

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