Florida Rock and Tank Lines, Inc. (FRTL) recently awarded one of its professional drivers a brand new Chevy Silverado pickup truck as a result of the company and the driver meeting all of the annual safety goals for fiscal year 2021.
“No one prioritizes safety more than Florida Rock & Tank Lines,” said Jim Anderson, FRTL VP of safety and risk management. “It’s part of our mission statement and a focus of daily operations so we make sure to recognize it and reward our drivers for making it possible. One of the ways we do that is through our annual Chevy Truck Safety Contest.”
This year’s winner is driver John Peak, who works out of FRTL’s Albany, Georgia, location. Peak was recently given the keys to a brand-new black Chevrolet Silverado LT Extended Cab.
To be eligible to win the new Chevy truck, a driver must have avoided any preventable incidents during the fiscal year. Additionally, both the company and the driver’s home terminal must meet specific preventable accident frequency targets.
FRTL rewards drivers for their commitment to safe operations through incentive and reward programs. Other incentives include cash bonuses for periods of outstanding safety performance and in recognition of safe driving. Company drivers are able to earn bonuses quarterly and annually up to 6% of regular pay.
The company also presents safe driving awards such as belt buckles, certificates, and years-of-safe driving hats for milestones as well as larger awards, such as a custom watch or ring, for each five-year service interval. FRTL also recognizes the driver’s spouse and family with awards for their contributions in helping to keep the driver safe.