Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Searcy Trucking Ltd. have been awarded 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards. The two companies were honored by Volvo for their exemplary safety records and training programs, with each receiving $25,000 for future safety initiatives.
The Volvo Trucks Safety Award program, co-sponsored by Michelin Americas Truck Tires and now entering its seventh year, recognizes the outstanding safety performance of North American fleets.
“By making safety a priority every day, Ruan Transportation and Searcy Trucking were able to deliver an outstanding safety performance during the past year,” said Göran Nyberg, the president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Their investments in industry-leading safety programs and training show a dedication to driver safety, and we congratulate them on this achievement.”
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the 2015 winner in the over 20 million miles category. With more than 3,900 trucks in its fleet, Ruan drivers logged more than 246 million miles in 2014 and had an accident frequency rate of only .61.
“We are honored and proud to be recognized with the Volvo safety award,” said Lisa Gonnerman, Ruan’s vice president of safety. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our drivers and protecting the motoring public around us. We are driven to be safe, and our programs demonstrate our safety focus.”
Searcy Trucking Limited, a family-owned company located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, won the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the under 20 million miles category. With 88 trucks in its fleet, Searcy’s safety practices include a Right to Decide policy that empowers drivers with the right and the responsibility to temporarily discontinue a trip when conditions are too hazardous to drive safely. Searcy’s drivers logged more than 6.8 million miles in 2014 and had an accident frequency rate of just .58.
“Safety has been a core value at Searcy Trucking for as long as we’ve been in the trucking business, and was a key factor in Bison’s interest in acquiring Searcy back in 2013,” said Norm Blagden, the president of Searcy Trucking. “Searcy drivers are some of the best in the business. That, combined with a leading safety program, ensures our drivers return home safely at the end of each and every trip.”