Posted on October 10, 2012

Michelin Partners With Volvo to Recognize Safest Truck Fleets

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Michelin, Volvo Trucks Award $25,000 to Fleet Safety Winners

Greenville, S.C. (October 10, 2012) – Michelin Americas Truck Tires has again partnered with Volvo Trucks for the 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes and promotes highway safety in the trucking industry.  Two category award winners were announced last evening during the American Trucking Associations’ Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.    

“Michelin is committed to safety. By recognizing fleets who strive for zero accidents through their active safety programs, we encourage the industry to promote what we value,” said Jaye Young, Michelin Americas Truck Tires country marketing manager. “We congratulate Munoz Trucking and ERB International Inc.  Many fleets are striving for improved safety for their fleets and for all motorists using the highways and byways across our nation.  We encourage the trucking industry to adopt the best practices of this year’s winners.”

Munoz Trucking, a division 1 is fleet that traveled up to 20 million miles annually and ERB International Inc., a division 2 fleet that traveled more than 20 million miles annually, each received a plaque of recognition and $25,000.  The program is based on driving records from calendar year 2011.  Fleets operating at least five Class 8 tractor units in the United States or Canada are eligible, but only fleets operating with at least one Volvo tractor are eligible. Previous Volvo Safety Award winners are not eligible to win.

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com