Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) s reminding fleet managers that the deadline to apply for the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards coming up fast. Entries for the award--recognizing the safest fleets in the U.S. and Canada-- must be received by May 30, 2010. VTNA said two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will each receive $25,000 prizes to be used toward their safety activities.

The winners of the award will be announced this Fall. 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 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles.

VTNA said that the Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 units. However, fleets must have at least one Volvo tractor in operation to be eligible for the award.

Entrants will be ranked by their accident frequency rates. Participating fleets will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. VTNA noted that Michelin is also a sponsor of this year’s award.

Complete rules and entry forms are available at