GREENSBORO, NC --- Volvo Trucks North America announced it will award $25,000 each to two truck fleets with the best driving records in 2008. The money will be awarded to help fund additional safety activities at the winning fleets.

"The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is a way to recognize fleets with truly superior safety programs and records, and to encourage others to emulate them," said Scott Kress, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. 

The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 units.  Fleets will be ranked by their accident frequency rates, using the U.S. Department of Transportation definition of a "recordable accident." Entrants will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. The deadline for entry is June 30, 2009. The winners of the award will be announced in the fall of this year.

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 10 million miles and over 10 million miles. Complete rules and entry forms are at