The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Aviva Canada announced awards for private fleet safety during the PMTC’s annual conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 15, 2017.
Th competition is open to all Canadian private carriers, and membership in the PMTC is not a requirement. Judging is conducted by an independent panel and follows established criteria with a focus on the company’s overall safety regime and it’s over the road record.
The 2017 award winners were:
Mid-Sized Fleet, under 75 Power Units: John Deere Canada ULC
Large Fleet, 75 and over Power Units: Home Hardware Stores Limited
Most Improved Fleet: Superior Propane
John Deere ULC has operated its private fleet in Canada for over 40 years. It consists of 52 power units and 140 trailers running 10.8 million kilometers per year. The fleet distributes agricultural parts throughout Canada and the United States. It is C-TPAT, CSA, and FAST approved.
Home Hardware Stores Ltd has operated one of the most visible private fleets in Canada for over 53 years. Home Hardware consists of 155 fleet related personnel, including 126 professional drivers. The fleet consists of 141 tractors, 509 trailers, and 6 straight trucks, and in the current year they operated 18.4 million kilometers.
Superior Propane has operated its private fleet in Canada for over 60 years. It consists of 29 tractors, 42 trailers and 556 straight trucks, running 21.3 million km’s last year.
“The members of the PMTC appreciate the support of Aviva for these private fleet safety awards. The awards are a tangible sign of the commitment of Aviva and the PMTC to truck safety, a commitment that has been part of the PMTC’s mandate since our inception in 1977. The efforts of everyone involved with these fleets, and many others in the PMTC membership, points to their desire to keep road safety foremost in their operations. All of the 2017 award winners deserve our congratulations,”, said PMTC President Mike Millian.