Private fleets honored for safety

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The National Private Truck Council and Bridgestone/ Firestone recognized NPTC members for their continued safe operations. The NPTC-Bridgestone/Firestone Fleet of the Year Award is presented to those companies whose fleets experienced the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year. These awards are given for the entire fleet’s vehicle accident frequency rate by fleet size and operational category. The winners for 2002 are:

Regional Operation
Small fleet (less than 50 vehicles)
First place: The Gates Rubber Company
Second place: Jerico Services, Inc.
Third place: Donnelly Corporation
Large fleet (50 vehicles or more)
First place: Milliken & Company
Second place: General Mills Sales, Inc. (Private Fleet)

Mixed Operation
Small fleet (less than 50 vehicles)
First place: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Large fleet (50 vehicles or more)
First place: Russell Corporation
Second place: Dynegy Midstream Services, L.P.
Third place: WestPoint Stevens Inc.