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Volvo accepting entrants for fleet safety awards

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo will once again this year recognize two of North America’s safest fleets.

The truck maker announced it will once again recognize two North American trucking companies with the safest driving records and best safety programs. Each will be awarded $25,000 to put towards their safety-related activities.

Kriska Transportation won the 2014 award in the category for fleets running more than 20 million miles. This will be the seventh consecutive year the award has been presented by Volvo. It is co-sponsored by Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

“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 is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Volvo Trucks Safety Award,” added 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.”

All US and Canadian fleets that have at least five Class 8 tractors can enter. At least one of the trucks must be a Volvo.

Entrants will be ranked on their accident frequency rates and the quality of the accident prevention activities. Grand prize awards will be presented in two categories: over and under 20 million miles.

The deadline to enter is June 30, 2015 and the awards will be presented at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia this fall.

For entry details, visit


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