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Fleet Safety Awards Program

A professional driver is one who drives in such a manner as to prevent accidents despite adverse conditions of the road, weather, and/or traffic. If your company employs drivers like this, the LMTA Safety Management Council, in conjunction with Great West Casualty Company, encourages you to participate in the upcoming Fleet Safety Awards Program. The deadline for submission will be announced soon. Awards will be presented at the 30th Annual LMTA Safety Banquet on March 28 in Baton Rouge.

The Fleet Safety Awards Program compares fleets from similar types of operations (General Commodities, TL/LTL, Tank, Flatbed, etc...) and presents awards to companies based on year-end accident results. In addition, the most improved carrier will receive the Grand Trophy, a 92% lead crystal truck mounted on a walnut base. To be eligible for an award, you must count all accidents towards your accident frequency rate, not just DOT recordables.

Accident frequency (FR) is determined by multiplying the total number of accidents by 1,000,000 and then dividing by the total number of miles driven during 2018. See example below:

FR = Number of Accidents x 1,000,000

              Total Number of Miles Driven in 2019

Information for participating in the Fleet Safety Awards Program is provided below. If you have any questions, please contact the LMTA office at (225) 928-5682 or email lmta@lmta.la.

Reporting Requirements for the Louisiana Motor Transport Association Fleet Safety Award Program

1. Except as noted below, all accidents, regardless of preventability or non-preventability, must be reported in accordance with the standards set forth in Trucking Industry Guidelines for Recording Fleet Vehicle Accidents and Determining Preventability, regardless of severity, who was killed or injured, who was at fault, or where the accident occurred (not just DOT recordable). Accidents not reportable include: those involving fleet operated passenger cars and miscellaneous vehicles such as service trucks and wreckers; those in which the fleet vehicle was legally parked; debris thrown up by a vehicle's tires; objects falling from over head; certain collisions with animals. 

2. Frequency rates shall be rounded to the nearest hundredth (two decimal places) as determined by the following formula:

Frequency = Total Fleet Vehicle Accidents for Louisiana x 1,000,000

                     Total Fleet Vehicle Miles Traveled in Louisiana in 2019

Division under 1,000,000/1,000,001 - 3,000,000/3,000,001 - 6,000,000/6,000,001 - 9,000,000/9,000,001 - 12,000,000/12,000,001 - 20,000,000

Fleet Miles in Louisiana - See reporting requirements above.

All Accidents - Accident Frequency = (Number of Accidents x 1,000,000) divided by Total Number of Miles Driven in 2018)
Accident Frequency = (Number of Accidents x 1,000,000) divided by Total Number of Miles Driven in 2018
Frequency = (Number of Accidents x 1,000,000) divided by Total Number of Miles Driven in 2018
Frequency = (Number of Accidents x 1,000,000) divided by Total Number of Miles Driven in 2018
Accident Frequency = (Number of accidents x 1,000,000) divided by total number of miles driven in 2019

Improvement Award

Accident Frequency = (Number of accidents x 1,000,000) divided by total number of miles driven in 2017.

Certification

Nominator Electronic Signature