Volvo recognizes Bison, Food City for safety

Volvo Trucks North America recognized Abington, Va.-based Food City and Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Bison Transport with its first Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The awards were announced at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Early this year, Volvo invited U.S. and Canadian fleets operating more than five units to apply for the awards, which are given in two categories – less than 10 million miles annually and more than 10 million miles. Fleets were ranked by their accident frequency rates for 2008. Volvo received 247 entries.

With zero recordable accidents in 7.9 million miles of driving during 2008, Food City received the award in the under-10 million mile category. The 75-tractor fleet serves 105 supermarkets in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

Bison, which operates 1,050 tractors, won the over-10 million mile category with a rate of 0.19209 accidents per million miles traveled. The carrier has been recognized frequently for its safety program.