Fortune Transportation

Reefer fleets shine in TCA safety awards

Jan. 12, 2024
The Erb Group and Fortune, both refrigerated transportation specialists, win their divisions in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 48th Annual Fleet Safety Awards

Refrigerated fleets shined in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 48th Annual Fleet Safety Awards competition.    

The Erb Group and Fortune Transportation, both reefer specialists, won their divisions, and Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight, and Dolphin Line, all diverse truck fleets with temperature-controlled services, also placed first in the yearly awards program that recognizes exceptionally safe truckload carriers.

Awards are based on achieving the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles, TCA said.

“The submissions for this year’s Fleet Safety Awards were quite impressive, and we are proud of our members who invest in safety technology and training to enhance safety on our nation’s roads” Jim Ward, TCA president, said in a news release. “I look forward to sharing the success of these 18 carriers in March at TCA’s Annual Convention.

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The competition features six mile-based divisions with first-, second-, and third-place fleets named in each category.

The 18 division winners now compete for two grand prizes—one for carriers with a total annual mileage of less than 25 million miles, and another for carriers with mileage greater than 25 million miles. Grand prize winners will be announced at TCA’s 2024 Annual Convention, set for March 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

All winners also receive recognition at TCA’s 2024 Safety & Security Meeting in June.

The 2023 TCA Fleet Safety Award division winners are:

  • Division 1 (less than 5 million miles): First place, Dolphin Line; Second place, Parish Transport; and Third place, Sonwil Logistics/Sonwil Transportation
  • Division 2 (5-14.99 million miles): First place, BCP Transportation; Second place, Rowland Transportation; and Third place, Transportation Services (TSI)
  • Division 3 (15-24.99 million miles): First place, Fortune Transportation; second place, Hill Brothers Transportation; and Third place, Elgin Motor Freight
  • Division 4 (25-49.99 million miles): First place, The Erb Group; Second place, Trans-West Logistics; and Third place, Big M Transportation
  • Division 5 (50-99.99 million miles): First place, Challenger Motor Freight; Second place, National Carriers; and Third place, Leonard’s Express
  • Division 6 (100 million miles): First place, Bison Transport; Second place, CFI; and Third place, Melton Truck Lines

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