Halvor Lines takes second in fleet safety
The Truckload Carriers Association announced the winners of their National Fleet Safety Awards, and Halvor Lines won second place as a North American carrier who has driven 50-99.99 million miles in the previous year.
This marks the third consecutive year that Halvor Lines has placed within its division; they previously took first place in 2015, and third place in 2016.
The National Fleet Safety Awards are given annually to a total of 18 fleets across six mileage divisions. These divisions range from under 5 million miles to over 100 million miles driven in a year. Entrants are ranked according how many DOT reportable accidents their fleet incurred per million miles driven.
"TCA is proud to honor the safest fleets in the United States and Canada," said TCA President John Lyboldt. "The companies spotlighted in this contest have developed innovative programs that not only teach their professional drivers how to remain safe on our highways, but cultivate cultures in which the values of safety course through the entirety of their fleets."
This sentiment was echoed by Adam Lang, chief risk officer at Halvor Lines.
"The TCA Safety Award Program helps us manage our annual safety goals and always gives us something to strive for," Lang said. However, he said it is the drivers who have made this success possible.
"The biggest factor is that our professional drivers take fleet safety very seriously and it shows in their accident-free miles," Lang said. "We could not win this award without their commitment to safety."