Kriska Holdings Limited (Kriska) is pleased to announce it has been selected as the 2014 Volvo Trucks Safety Award winner in the large fleet category during a ceremony at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, California. This award is given out on an annual basis based on the recipient’s safety and training programs, as well as their safety scores in Canada and the United States.
“This award is a testament to the caliber of driver we have at Kriska,” notes Mark Seymour, CEO of Kriska. “Our company drivers and owner operators are true professionals, who treat the safety of the motoring public with the utmost of care and importance. Our drivers represent the very best of the trucking industry, and this award is something all of our employees at Kriska – both inside the office and over the road – should be very proud of.”
Kriska provides its new drivers with at least four weeks of in-cab training from one of 16 veteran driver trainers. Drivers also have the ability to enhance their skills and knowledge through the use of the company’s in-house driver simulator. Kriska also developed a Safety & Performance Bonus Program, which rewards Kriska operators with cash incentives for driving three months without a safety incident.
“By investing in innovative training programs, Kriska achieved tremendous safety performance during the past year,” said Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “These results show that safety does not happen by chance, it happens by choice.”