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Safest Private Fleets Recognized by PMTC

June 26, 2006

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO – Pro Distribution Services, Kraft Canada, and Hensall Distric Co-operative were named recipients of the PMTC/Zurich Fleet Safety Awards — recognized for being among the safest private fleets — at the Private Motor Truck Council annual general meeting, according to Trucker magazine. Pro Distribution, which won the small fleet category, has been operating for 12 years, delivering dated material to more than 200 newspapers. The carrier has a written safety policy statement and driver policy detailing driver requirements. New fleet drivers spend their first week working alongside an experienced driver and regular safety meetings are held to address driver questions and concerns. Kraft Canada, which won the medium fleet category, operates out of two Canadian terminals in Brampton, Ont., and Montreal, Que. New hires complete a one-week orientation as well as a three-month probationary period. Kraft boasts a CVOR violation rate of only 14.7 percent of threshold with a zero out-of-service rate and a vehicle accident/incident ratio of 1.4. Hensall District Co-operative, winner in the large fleet category, has been in operation for 25 years. It is the second time the company has received the award. The fleet offers an in-class orientation session for its drivers, covering topics such as hours-of-service, pre-trip inspections, accident reporting, company policies, as well as a review of the company’s CVOR and the driver’s role in maintaining it.
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