FedEx awards safest drivers

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TORONTO, Ont. — Ten Toronto-based linehaul contractors and their 26 drivers are being awarded the FedEx Ground President’s Challenge award for safety.

The drivers set a company record for miles travelled without an at-fault accident, accumulating more than 14 million miles and counting in the process.

The truckers being recognized drive 75,000 miles per week, servicing areas such as Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Buffalo, Windsor and Toledo.

"Their safety performance for the past five years has been impressive, especially considering the driving challenges associated with Canada’s harsh winter weather and the remote roads that many of them travel," says Raymond Mercuri, maintenance and safety manager for FedEx Ground. "The key to this success is their attention to safe driving habits, meticulous pre- and post-trip inspections and the fact that we have had zero turnover in this outstanding group of contractors."

Among the winners of the award, was Dale Holman, a former Ontario Trucking Association Road Knight and winner of the Truck News Owner/Operator of the Year Award in 1996.

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