Sunday, February 6, 2011

US And Canadian Truckers Chance For Safety Pay Day

Volvo and Michelin Sponsor Awards
Shipping News Feature

US - CANADA - $50,000 is on offer for fleet owners who can demonstrate their effort to field safer trucks, for the third consecutive year Volvo Trucks will highlight the safety efforts of two outstanding haulage operators. 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.

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets, from LTL freight outfits to own account hauliers 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 will also be judged on their accident prevention activities.

The deadline for entry is the 30th June 2011 with the winners of the award announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October. The two grand prizes of £25,000 each will be awarded to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles travelled: less than 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles. Complete rules and entry forms are available HERE.

Prospective candidates can get an idea of requirements by viewing these videos from last years winners, MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario and Upper Lakes Foods, Cloquet, Minnesota.