Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Volvo Truck Safety Award Deadline Looms

US Trucking Firms Only Have a Few Days Left to Apply
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US – CANADA - Volvo trucks remind all companies that entries for their prestigious Safety Award must be lodged by the 30th May. The high-profile award, which recognizes the safest fleets in the two countries, recognises the two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs and each will receive $25,000 prizes to be used on their safety activities.

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 will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. Michelin is also a sponsor of this year’s award.

The winners of the award will be announced in Fall 2010. The two grand prizes 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.