COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2012) — Based on its proven track record of making safety a top priority, Averitt Express was recently recognized by the Tennessee Trucking Association with a 2012 Fleet Safety Award for LTL carriers with more than 15 million miles. The award honors the safest fleets in Tennessee with the lowest accident frequency ratio.
Additionally, Averitt’s director of safety and compliance, John Walton, was named the 2012 Hugh Galbreath Safety Professional of the Year. The award is designed to promote and advance high standards in qualification and performance for fleet safety directors.
“Our drivers are not only industry leaders in performance and service, but they also set the standard for safety,” said Walton. “It’s an honor to have been selected for the Hugh Galbreath Award, but it’s really a testament to the dedication our team has to achieving excellence in safety.”
Averitt tracks safe-driving performance by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through several indicators. Averitt continually strives to have the safest trucks on the road, using technology and software to assist with accident avoidance and predictive behavior models.
Averitt’s regional safety coordinators measure and monitor the performance of drivers, investigate accidents and claims, conduct paperwork audits, conduct vehicle audits, administer breath alcohol tests, observe drivers and certify trainers. Additionally, the safety and compliance group closely monitors driver hours of service records and encourages motorist call-ins to report driver performance.
For more information about Averitt’s safety program, visit www.averittexpress.com/safety.