TCA’s 2019 Fleet Safety Award Grand Prize Winners Announced


Erb International, Inc. and Bison Transport announced as TCA’s 2019 Fleet Safety Award Grand Prize Winners

Kissimmee, Florida:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and Great West Casualty Company announced the grand prize winners in TCA’s Fleet Safety Award contests Tuesday evening at Truckload 2020: Orlando.

The Grand Prize was presented to Erb International Inc. of New Hamburg, Ontario in the small carrier division (total annual mileage of less than 25 million) and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the large carrier division (total annual mileage of 25 million or more). Both carriers demonstrated that they had unrivaled safety programs and impeccable records over the last year.

View photos from the awards presentation.

Erb International, Inc. is a two-time winner of the Grand Prize. Bison Transport is a thirteen-time Grand Prize winner and is receiving this award for the tenth consecutive year. Both companies, as well as all carriers which placed in the top three of their mileage-based divisions, will be recognized again during TCA’s Annual Safety & Security Meeting, to be held June 7-9, 2020, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel located in Louisville, Kentucky.

“TCA is honored to recognize Erb International, Inc. and Bison Transport, Inc. for their incredible safety achievements,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “This year’s competition was full of great entries, showing that TCA’s members are truly industry leaders when it comes to safety. Erb and Bison are very deserving of the Grand Prize due to their commitment to spreading the safety message with their employees, the wider industry, and those with whom they share the roadways.”

The application process for the awards began with fleets submitting their accident frequency ratio per million miles driven. The three carriers with the lowest ratios were identified as the winners for each of six mileage-based divisions. These carriers then underwent an audit by independent experts to ensure the accuracy of their results. TCA announced the names of the 18 division winners in January and invited them to submit further documentation about their overall safety programs, both on and off the highway, to be eligible for the Grand Prize. After review by a diverse industry panel of judges, the winning companies were deemed to have best demonstrated their commitment to improving safety on North America’s highways.

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