OOIDA Safe Driving Award, sponsored by Volvo

We all know that Volvo is very much dedicated in bringing safety in all their vehicles in markets worldwide. They even organize programs promoting safety to both group of drivers and passengers.

Recently, it was announced that Volvo Trucks North America would be sponsoring the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) Safe Driving Award Program. The said program will recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free year of commercial vehicle operation, as per featured in etrucker.com.

Scott Kress, Volvo senior vice president of sales and marketing, said, “Volvo Trucks North America is proud to support OOIDA’s recognition of its members’ contributions to highway safety.”

“Safety has been a Volvo core value for 80 years now, and our experience tells us the driver is far and away the most important factor in truck safety. Owner-operators are also highly visible to the American public. Volvo thinks it is important to spotlight OOIDA members’ achievements and to encourage other drivers – whether in trucks or passenger vehicles – to emulate them,” Kress added.

Currently, there are more 156,000 members of the OOIDA. All of which represents the interests of owner-operators and professional drivers. As in the award program, all of the active ones among the OOIDA members are qualified for the award. That is for as long as they haven’t had any preventable accident that they went through, and drives a commercial vehicle as their primary occupation within year of the award. Among the awards that will be given includes one Safe Driving Award patch and one certificate.

Well, I believe this is a simple but great effort from Volvo to recognize the participation of the members in the continuous promotion of safety.

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