Volvo Trucks Safety Award Returns in 2012

Volvo Trucks will recognize two North American fleets for their commitment to safety through the Volvo Trucks Safety Award
For the fourth consecutive year, Volvo Trucks will recognize two North American fleets for their commitment to safety through the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Recipients of the 2012 award will each receive $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.

Michelin again joins Volvo Trucks in sponsoring the Volvo Trucks Safety Award, which focuses on the importance of highway safety for the trucking industry and for all motorists.

“Safety is paramount for both Michelin and Volvo Trucks, so we’re pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication to safety exhibited by the industry’s top performers,” said Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales & marketing.

“Volvo’s longstanding core value of safety guides our designs and is woven throughout our products,” Huibers said. “The Volvo cab design, safety cage and other passive safety features protect drivers, while integrated active safety technologies, like Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology and Volvo Enhanced Cruise, improve safety for all motorists. The Volvo Trucks Safety Award allows us to help fleets strengthen their safety cultures and programs.”

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, 2012. The winners of the award will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October 2012. 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. Complete rules and entry forms are available at:

Officials from 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award recipients Roehl Transport of Marshfield, Wisconsin and Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution of El Paso, Texas detail their approaches to fleet safety in the following video:

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Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN, 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. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 118,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2011 amounted to nearly $47.8 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

February 16, 2012

For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email