Canadian fleets looking to shine at Volvo safety awards

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Canadian fleets are looking to continue their winning streak at the third instalment of the Volvo Trucks Safety Awards, with two Canuck fleets having taken home the prize in the first two years of the awards program. Bison Transport and MacKinnon Transport took the top prize in their categories in the first and second years, respectively.

The award recognizes two North American fleets per year for their commitment to safety. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities. Organizers say Michelin will once again be acting as sponsor for the awards.  

“Safety has long been a Volvo core value, and a central concern of the entire trucking industry,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks in North America. “The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is a way to recognize the industry’s best for their excellent work and dedication to safety.”  

“Highway safety starts long before trucks take to the road,” Huibers said. “Our vehicles feature active safety technologies, like Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology and Volvo Enhanced Cruise, that make the highways safer for all of us. Volvo Trucks and Michelin view this award as an opportunity to support fleets in furthering their own commitments to safety.”  

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 June 30. The winners of the award will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and 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 can be found at

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