Volvo Trucks is seeking North America's safest fleets to recognize them with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the seventh straight year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for their safety-related activities.
"Nothing is more important in managing a fleet than maintaining a stellar safety record, and we are proud to honor the trucking industry's best performers again this year," said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "Safety is a core value at Volvo, and we are proud to offer active safety technologies to help make the highways safer for everyone and passive safety features to help protect a fleet's most valuable asset: The driver."
Michelin Americas Truck Tires will again join Volvo Trucks in sponsoring the annual award. Michelin has been a supporting sponsor since 2010.
"Michelin Americas Truck Tires is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Volvo Trucks Safety Award," said Mike Cain, Michelin Americas Truck Tires vice president of original equipment. "This award embodies the commitment to safety that has been a foundation of Michelin for 120 years, and we are thrilled to again participate with Volvo Trucks in recognizing the safest truck fleets in North America."
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 and will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. 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.
The deadline for entry is June 30, 2015. The award winners will be announced during the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition in October 2015 in Philadelphia.
In 2014, Kriska Holdings Limited of Prescott, Ontario, Canada, won the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the more than 20 million miles category. Britton Transport, Inc. of Grand Forks, North Dakota, received the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the less than 20 million miles category.
Volvo Trucks Safety Award 2015
Volvo Trucks North America's operations and products are guided by the company's three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. The New River Valley Plant is certified to ISO50001 energy standards. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $38.2 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.