NPTC recognizes Safety Award winners

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The National Private Truck Council recognized those fleet members who had continued to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 27-29 in Cincinnati. “The purpose of the Safety Awards program is to recognize those member companies which strive to make private fleet safety a benchmark of their operations,” said Gary Petty, NPTC chief executive officer and president.

The NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Fleet of the Year Awards are 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 2008 were:

  • Local Operations (fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size)
    First Place: Barnes & Noble Bookseller
    Second Place: Sonoco Recycling
    Third Place: Hospira Worldwide Inc.
  • Mixed Operations (Small fleet – less than 50 vehicles)
    First Place: Metal Exchange Corp.
    Second Place: George’s Foods LLC
    Third Place: Clinton’s Ditch Coop Co. Inc.
  • Mixed Operations (Large fleet – 50 vehicles or more)
    First Place: New South Express Inc.
    Second Place: General Nutrition Centers
    Third Place: Targa Midstream Services LP
  • Regional Operations (Small fleet – less than 50 vehicles)
    First Place: Jerico Services Inc.
    Second Place: Hospira Fleet Services LLC
  • Regional Operations (Large fleet – 50 vehicles or more)
    First Place: Contract Transportation Systems
    Second Place: Gwaltney Transportation Co. Inc.
    Third Place: Smithfield Transportation Co. Inc.
  • Also recognized were fleets with outstanding and/or improved safety records based upon their crash rates:

  • Winners of the Gold Seal, awarded to fleet experiencing zero crashes in 2007, include ADM Trucking Inc., Barnes & Noble Bookseller, BP Products North America Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Hittman Transport Services Inc., Jerico Services Inc., Moen Inc. and Targa Midstream Services.
  • Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies whose fleets reduced their vehicle crash rates by 40 percent or more compared to the previous year, were ADM Trucking Inc., BP Products North America Inc., Clinton’s Ditch Coop Co. Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Frito-Lay Inc., Gwaltney Transportation Co. Inc., Marathon Petroleum Co. Inc., National Gypsum Energy, Orgill Inc., Shaw Industries Inc., Sonoco Recycling, South East Express Inc. and Walgreen Oshkosh Inc.
  • The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies who have reduced their vehicle crash rates by 20 to 39 percent from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are ADM Trucking Inc., Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC, BP Products North America Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., CVS/Caremark, Frito-Lay Inc., Hannaford Trucking Co. and Shaw Industries Inc.
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