Volvo Trucks Safety Award returns for third year

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2011 marks the third consecutive year that Volvo Trucks will highlight the safety efforts of two fleets. Michelin again joins Volvo in sponsoring the Volvo Trucks Safety Award, focusing on the importance of highway safety for the trucking industry and all motorists.

“Safety has long been a Volvo core value, and a central concern of the entire trucking industry,” says Ron Huibers, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks in North America. “The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is a way to recognize the industry’s best for their excellent work and dedication to safety. Volvo Trucks and Michelin view this award as an opportunity to support fleets in furthering their own commitments to safety.”

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 units. Fleets must have at least one Volvo tractor in operation to be eligible for the award. Entrants will be ranked by their accident frequency rates. Participating fleets also will be judged on their accident prevention activities.

The deadline for entry is June 30. The winners of the award will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October. The two grand prizes will be awarded to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles traveled: less than 20 million miles, and more than 20 million miles. Complete rules and entry forms are at www.volvotruckssafetyaward.com.

The winners of the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Award were MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario, and Upper Lakes Foods of Cloquet, Minn.