The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the two grand prize winners and the division winners of the highly-coveted 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards. The National Fleet Safety Awards recognize those companies
who show a commitment to safety and accident reduction.
The grand prize winners are Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which won in the category of companies operating over 25 million miles annually; and Don Hummer Trucking of Oxford, Iowa, which won in the category of companies operating less than 25 million miles annually.
The National Fleet Safety Division Awards are determined by accident frequency per million miles driven in each of six mileage divisions (listed below). The top three division winners were selected and have been audited by an independent expert to verify their accident frequency numbers. Accident ratios per million miles for all division winners ranged from zero to .43, while the truckload segment of the industry averaged .54 accidents per million miles traveled.
The two grand prize winners were selected from among the division winners. Both Bison Transport and Don Hummer Trucking were recognized for their overall safety programs, both on and off-highway including employee driver/independent contractor selection procedures, training, supervision, accident investigation, inspection and maintenance of equipment, and outside activities including general highway safety.
The top divisional winners based on low accident frequency per million miles are:

Division I Winners (Under 5 million miles)

1st Place
Specialty Transport Inc.
Knoxville, TN

2nd Place
Rochester Cartage Inc.
Rochester, MN

3rd Place
Art Pape Transfer Inc.
Dubuque, IA

Division II Winners (5-14.99 million miles)

1st Place
FTC Transportation Inc.
Core Carrier for Feed The Children Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK

2nd Place
Regal Service Co.
Ripley, NY

3rd Place
H.O. Bouchard Inc.
Hampden, ME

Division III Winners (15-24.99 million miles)

1st Place
Cox Transportation Services Inc.
Ashland, VA

2nd Place
Don Hummer Trucking
Oxford, IA

3rd Place
Convoy Systems LLC
Kansas City, MO

Division IV Winners (25-49.99 million miles)

1st Place
Landstar Express America Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

2nd Place
MacKinnon Transport Inc.
Guelph, ON

3rd Place
Interactive Logistics Inc.
Cherry Hill, NJ

Division V Winners (50-99.99 million miles)

1st Place
Groupe Robert Inc.
Bouchervile, PQ

2nd Place
Koch Companies, Inc.
Minneapolis MN

3rd Place
Ozark Motor Lines Inc.
Memphis, TN

Division VI Winners (Over 100 Million Miles)

1st Place
Bison Transport Inc.
Winnipeg, MB

2nd Place
Mercer Transportation Co.
Louisville, KY

3rd Place
Roehl Transport Inc.
Marshfield, WI