Valley Cartage Takes First Place in Minnesota Fleet Safety Award Competition

Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

VC-Fleet-Safety-2013The Minnesota Trucking Association has announced that Valley Cartage took 1st Place in the 2013 Minnesota Motor Carrier Fleet Safety Contest in the Less Than Truckload – Local Pick-Up & Delivery & Combined category.

The Minnesota Fleet Safety Contest awards, in each of the individual categories, are judged using reporting from miles operated on Minnesota roads and from DOT recordable crashes that occurred within Minnesota. The fleet having the lowest accident frequency rate is named the winner for the individual category.

President and CEO Todd Gilbert, in an email to employees, proudly stated “this achievement could not have happened without the hard work that all of you put forth every day. Safety starts when we roll into the parking lot at the start of our shift and it doesn’t stop – no matter who we are in the company – until we get home. This award is a testament to the effort that we, as a TEAM, put into motion and deliver day in and day out.”

Representatives from Valley Cartage will receive the award on Wednesday, August 7th at the upcoming fleet safety awards luncheon held during MTA’s 81st Annual Conference at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Valley Cartage will now go on to the next level of competition, the Grand Trophy Award, where winners in each of the individual categories submit additional safety data to be eligible. The best overall fleet, in all judging categories combined, is presented the prestigious Grand Trophy Award.

About Valley Cartage: Valley Cartage is a third generation, family-owned provider of transportation and logistics services. Founded in 1935, and ‘Driven by Generations of Excellence’, Valley Cartage provides a full range of customized LTL, Logistics, Critical, Specialty and Warehouse services. Its Supply Chain Logistics experts integrate, with single source accountability, regional, national and international logistics for a complete door-to-door service package.  For more information contact:  Steve McFarland, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Valley Cartage, 800-657-6936 or visit .