Tidewater Transit of Kinston, N.C. was named winner of the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the over 20 million miles category.

Safest North American Fleets to be recognized

Volvo Trucks will once again recognize North America’s safest fleets with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.

 

“Safety is a top issue each year for Volvo Trucks and the entire industry,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “It’s no coincidence that Volvo trucks are known for their exceptional safety features – it’s by design. The Volvo cab, safety cage and other passive safety features are in place to protect drivers, and our portfolio of integrated active safety technologies, like Volvo Enhanced Cruise and standard Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology, benefit all motorists. Safe trucking operations are also by design, so we’re pleased to again recognize the best performers.”

Volvo Trucks will again be joined by Michelin America Truck Tires in sponsoring the annual award. Now in its sixth year, the Volvo Trucks Safety Award highlights the importance of highway safety for the trucking industry and the motoring public. Michelin has been a supporting sponsor of the award since 2010.

“This award embodies the commitment to safety that is shared by both Volvo Trucks and Michelin and we are thrilled to again participate in recognizing the safest truck fleets in North America,” said Mike Cain, Michelin Americas Truck Tires vice president original equipment.

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.

 

The deadline for entry is July 31, 2014 and the award winners will be announced during in October 2014. More information is available at www.volvotrucks.us.com/safetyaward.

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