DAILY NEWS Jan 23, 2013 11:19 AM - 0 comments

Volvo Trucks searching for safest fleets in North America

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The search is on, once again, for the safest fleets in North America, with Volvo seeking recipients for its annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities. Michelin will once again be joinging Volvo Trucks as sponsor, officials announced.

“Improving highway safety remains a top priority for Volvo Trucks and the trucking industry,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing. “We’re proud to again have an opportunity, along with Michelin, to celebrate the industry’s best and highlight the areas that help make them successful. Safe trucking operations do not occur by chance. Fleets must be in tune with all aspects of their operations, from their safety cultures and programs to equipment selection.”

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all Canadian and US 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 July 31. The winners of the award will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October. 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 available at www.volvotrucks.us.com/safetyaward. To view previous Safety Award recipients discussing their approaches to fleet safety, click here.

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