Each fall, Truckload Carrier Assn. members can submit online applications for what TCA calls “trucking's most important competition” — the National Fleet Safety Awards.

Carriers placing first, second, and third in each of six mileage-based divisions are honored in the annual competition.

The winners are selected based on their accident ratios from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 in any given year. Division winners are subject to an audit for ratio accuracy and invited to compete for one of two grand prizes.

Carriers with annual mileage of 25 million or fewer miles vie for one prize, while companies with more than 25 million miles compete for the other. The grand prize winners are announced each March at TCA’s Annual Convention.

For more information or to apply go to http://www.truckload.org/National-Fleet-Safety-Awards?EID=015119700541198592061&ecf34Msi=182&emi8s9Kj=741020.