Volvo Trucks Safety Awards program continues in 2010

Volvo Trucks North America continues its recognition of the safest fleets in North America through the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards. Two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will each receive $25,000 prizes to be used on their safety activities.

This is the second year Volvo Trucks will highlight the safety efforts of individual fleets. Michelin joins Volvo Trucks in 2010 as a sponsor of the Volvo Trucks Safety Award.

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all US 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. Participating fleets will also be judged on their accident prevention activities.

The deadline for entry is May 30, 2010. Winners of the award will be announced in fall 2010. 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. Complete rules and entry forms are at www.volvotruckssafetyaward.com.

Winners of the inaugural safety award in 2009 were Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Food City, Abingdon VA. Officials from the two companies detail their approach to fleet safety in a video available at this link: http://www.volvo.com/trucks/na/en-us/about_us/vtna_safety_award/vtna_safety_award.htm.

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