Bison Transport's Director, Safety and Driver Development Garth Pitzel accepts the 2018 TCA Fleet Safety Award from Great West Casualty Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mandy Graham. - Photo: TCA

Bison Transport's Director, Safety and Driver Development Garth Pitzel accepts the 2018 TCA Fleet Safety Award from Great West Casualty Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mandy Graham.

Photo: TCA

Eighteen companies have been awarded division winners in the Truckload Carriers Association's 44th Annual Fleet Safety Awards competition. The top three winning companies in each of six mileage-based divisions had the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles, annually.

“For yet another year, TCA is honored to present the Fleet Safety Awards to our members who continually prioritize safety in their operations,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “These awards showcase the best of our industry, and set these carriers apart as truly maintaining the gold standard when it comes to protecting their drivers, their loads, their equipment, and the greater motoring public.”

The 18 division winners are now invited to compete for one of two grand prizes – one for carriers with a total annual mileage less than 25 million miles and the other for carriers with mileage greater than 25 million miles. Grand prize winners will be announced at TCA’s 2020 Annual Convention, March 1-3, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. All winners will also receive recognition at TCA’s 2020 Safety & Security Division Meeting June 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky. The program is sponsored by Great West Casualty.

The 2019 Fleet Safety Awards winners include:

Division I Winners (less than 5 million miles)

  • 1st Place: Carbon Express, Wharton, New Jersey
  • 2nd Place: Kool Pak, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • 3rd Place: Valmont Industries, Valley, Nebraska

Division II Winners (5-14.99 million miles)

  • 1st Place: First Express, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2nd Place: Transpro Freight Systems, Milton, Ontario
  • 3rd Place: Convoy Systems LLC, Kansas City, Kansas

Division III Winners (15-24.99 million miles)

  • 1st Place: Kottke Trucking, Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
  • 2nd Place: Erb International, New Hamburg, Ontario
  • 3rd Place: Veriha Trucking, Marinette, Wisconsin

Division IV Winners (25-49.99 million miles)

  • 1st Place: Trans-West Logistics, Lachine, Quebec
  • 2nd Place: Central Oregon Truck Company, Redmond, Oregon
  • 3rd Place: H.O. Wolding, Amherst, Wisconsin

Division V Winners (50-99.99 million miles)

  • 1st Place: Groupe Robert, Rougemont, Quebec
  • 2nd Place: May Trucking Company, Salem, Oregon
  • 3rd Place: Wilson Logistics, Springfield, Missouri

Division VI Winners (100 million or more miles)

  • 1st Place: Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 2nd Place: CFI, Joplin, Missouri
  • 3rd Place: Landstar Inway, Jacksonville, Florida
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