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:
First Place: Barnes & Noble Bookseller
Second Place: Sonoco Recycling
Third Place: Hospira Worldwide Inc.
First Place: Metal Exchange Corp.
Second Place: George’s Foods LLC
Third Place: Clinton’s Ditch Coop Co. Inc.