The Truckload Carriers Association named Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport the grand-prize winners of TCA's National Fleet Safety Awards.

Rocha Transportation of Ceres, Calif., won the award for truckload companies in the small carrier division (total annual mileage of less than 25 million miles). Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, won in the category for truckload companies in the large carrier division (total annual mileage of 25 million or more miles).

The 36th annual awards were accepted by Corrie Toste, corporate secretary for Rocha Transportation, and Rob Penner, vice president for Bison Transport. Another recognition ceremony will take place during TCA's Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting, May 20-22 in Norman, Okla.

"Each year, the trucking industry makes great strides toward improving its safety record," says Chris Burruss, TCA's president. "It takes companies who are dedicated to trying new technologies and implementing the latest safety strategies -- like these grand prize winners -- to make that happen."

The two grand-prize winners were selected from among 18 division winners in the National Fleet Safety Division Awards, announced in January.