The search for Canada’s safest fleet is underway.

TORONTO [August 21, 2000] — Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Company of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Trucking Alliance is kicking off the 3rd annual “CTA/Royal SunAlliance National Fleet Safety Award.” The goal of the annual competition is to recognize Canadian fleets for their commitment to safety and to recognize carriers who have implemented effective safety programs, as demonstrated by their outstanding safety records.

“There are many trucking companies that are leaders in fleet safety and worthy of special recognition,” says David Bradley, Chief Executive of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. “The CTA/Royal SunAlliance National Fleet Safety Award is an invaluable way of honoring Canadian carriers for their safety excellence.”

The contest is open to any fleet primarily domiciled and incorporated in Canada with a minimum of 10 heavy commercial vehicles (4500 kg RGVW or over) operating as for-hire carriers. There are three fleet size categories, as determined by miles run during the 1999 calendar year: under 3 million miles; 3 million to 18 million miles; over 18 million miles. Entry deadline is September 29, 2000.

The finalists will be determined by the middle of October, following an independent, third-party review of the finalists, which will be conducted during the month of October. The review panel will be appointed by consensus of the CTA and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. Entrants will be required to agree to a release of confidential information relevant to the contest. Winners will be honored at a ceremony held during the 2000 Ontario Trucking Association annual convention, November 10, in Toronto.

Rules for Grand Prize Entry
Entrants must follow all the rules in order to be eligible. Each entry is to consist of no more than eight (8) 8 1/2″ X 11″ typed pages. Page one (1) must be on company letterhead and provide the following information: Company Name; Address; Telephone and Fax numbers; Category being entered; Name, title and signature of person submitting the entry; Name, title and signature of company executive, president or owner verifying that all information contained in the entry is true and correct to the best of their knowledge; and Agreement to be audited and supply confidential information if selected as a finalist.

Pages two (2) through eight (8) must describe the company’s over-all safety program and policies as they relate to:
– Company Overview and Safety Policy (Copy of Written Safety Manual)
– Safety Management Structure and Responsibilities

– Driver Selection Process

– Training and Driver Supervision

– Accident and Risk Management (Vehicle Management and Control)

– Measures of the success of Safety Programs (what do you measure and what is your measure)

– Additional Safety Activities (awards)

Description of each of the above areas must not exceed one single – spaced 8 1/2″ X 11″ typed page. If you use less than one complete page to describe an area you may not use the difference to describe another area. No entry may be more than eight pages in length and no supporting material will be considered.

Entries are limited to one per year and to one category. Individual companies within a corporation may enter separately forfeiting their corporate entry.

Judging will be conducted on the thoroughness of programs, policies and proce-dures. The judging will pay special attention to your efforts to exceed minimum operating safety requirements. This will include “learned safety” – what changes were implemented to correct issues and what the results of the program were. The entry should demonstrate the extent, content and effectiveness of your company’s overall safety program.

Entries should be submitted to:
KPMG Consulting
1200 205 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4B9
Attention: Shannon Dykstra

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