Fleets as small as five trucks are eligible to enter the Volvo Trucks Safety Award contest, which awards two $25,000 prizes to fleets with the best safety records. The entry deadline is May 30, 2010. Winners will be announced this fall.
All U.S. and Canadian fleets are eligible. Fleets must have at least one Volvo tractor in operation to be eligible for the award. Entrants will be ranked by accident frequency rates. Participating fleets will also be judged on their accident prevention activities.
The two grand prizes will be awarded to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles traveled: less than 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles.
Complete rules and entry forms are at http://www.volvotruckssafetyaward.com/.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.