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Erb International wins Volvo safety award

Greensboro, NC, US: Erb International and Muñoz Trucking have won the 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award.

The awards are open to all US and Canadian fleets with more than five Class 8 trucks. The awards are given in two categories: for fleets with less than 20 million miles annual operation and for those with more than 20 million miles.

Fleets were ranked by their accident frequency rates, using the US Department of Transportation definition of a ‘recordable accident’ as well as their accident prevention programmes.

Erb International Inc from Ontario was the winner in the ‘more than 20 million mile’ category of Volvo Trucks’ Safety Award 2012 in North America

Erb International from Ontario which operates more than 240 trucks and specialises in temperature-controlled cargoes in the US and CAnada,  won the large fleet category. Muñoz Trucking from Texas with a fleet of 79 trucks won Category A.

Both companies were rewarded for their low accident frequency rates as well as their accident prevention programmes.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win the Volvo Trucks Safety Award,” said Wendell Erb, Erb International president and chief executive.

“When there is proven technology like Volvo offers that can improve safety for us, we will be right there to add it to the spec of the truck. What we see with Volvo is the safety side of the equipment is definitely an added bonus. Volvo is competitive in everything and at the same time, they are a very safe truck,”

The winning fleets were recognised on October 9th at an awards ceremony at the American Trucking Association’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.