Truckload 2023: Orlando culminated with the announcement of the 2022 TCA Fleet Safety Awards grand prize winners. The contest is made possible by presenting sponsor, Great West Casualty Co., and supporting sponsors, Detroit Assurance and DriverReach.
The grand prize for the small carrier division (total annual mileage of less than 25 million) went to FTC Transportation, Inc of Oklahoma City, and Bison Transport, Inc., of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada took home honors in the large carrier division (total annual mileage of 25 million or more).
Both carriers demonstrated that they have exceptional safety programs and impressive accident frequency ratios over the past year.
“TCA is proud to recognize FTC Transportation, Inc., and Bison Transport, Inc., for their outstanding achievements in safety,” said TCA President Jim Ward. “This year, we received the most entries ever in the history of the Fleet Safety Awards, showing that TCA members are truly industry leaders when it comes to safety. FTC Transportation and Bison are very deserving of the Grand Prize as a symbol of their amazing efforts to improve safety on our roadways.”
The road to the grand prize level of TCA’s Fleet Safety Award program is a rigorous one.
Carriers must submit their accident frequency ratio per million miles driven. Entrants are divided into six mileage-based divisions, and the three carriers with the lowest ratios for each division are identified as the winners in their categories, resulting in a total of 18 winners.
But the process doesn’t stop there. These 18 carriers undergo an audit by independent experts to ensure the accuracy of their results; in addition, TCA asks each one to submit further documentation about their overall safety programs, both on and off the highway, to be eligible for the grand prize.
After review by a diverse industry panel of judges, the winning companies are deemed to have best demonstrated their commitment to improving safety on North America’s highways.
Both FTC and Bison, along with all of the carriers that placed in the Top 3 of their mileage-based divisions, will be recognized again during TCA’s 2023 Safety & Security Meeting, set for June 11-13 at The Marriott River Center hotel in San Antonio.
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