Great West Casualty Company, at the Oregon Trucking Convention, presented Central Oregon-based Charlie Every Trucking with the Platinum Fleet Safety Award. The carrier was selected for the award from more than 745 nominees from across the country.
The program encourages safety in the trucking industry and recognizes companies in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results. Award criteria are based on category, miles recorded throughout the 2012 calendar year, and frequency of preventable accidents. Carriers were eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Participatory award.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.