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IMG Award Winners in Nashville, Tennessee

At the final event of IMG’s Maintenance and Safety Forum, attended by over 220 IMG Shareholders, staff, and industry partners in Nashville, Tennessee, two important annual awards were presented:

IMG’s Safety Award is awarded to the company that has demonstrated the highest level of safety throughout their organization. The award winner not only meets the highest level of Federal, state and local regulations but goes above and beyond implementing company safety measures that insures that their employees and customers experience the safest work and transportation conditions possible.

A committee of past winners awarded James River Transportation, Richmond, VA and Pacific Western Transportation, Toronto, ON for their continued commitment to safety.

“We are very proud to be recognized by “the best of the best”, the IMG family of transportation companies, for our team’s accomplishments. Safety is one of our Core Values and is only accomplish by a very dedicated group of professionals” Stephen W. Story, President of James River Transportation.

Pacific Western Transportations General Manager, Dean Wright said: “We are very excited about this award as it acknowledges our commitment to safety. “Safely Home” is our deep conviction to safety, and it is the ultimate promise we make to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which we operate”

IMG’s Spirit Award is given to the IMG Operator who acts in the “spirit” of IMG philosophies, best practices, operations from a maintenance standpoint and who demonstrates a leadership role that benefits fellow members and the IMG organization. Past winners elected, Autocar Excellence based in Lévis, QB.

The award was proudly accepted by the company’s President Mr. Réal Boissonneault who said: “I am so very proud of my team. They all truly embrace the IMG Spirit. We feel very honored to receive this award as there are many folks in this organization that also have the true IMG Spirit”

IMG’s Maintenance and Safety Forum (M&SF), is an annual meeting of IMG Shareholders, Staff and Partner companies. In Nashville, the meeting was run concurrently with the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC), and featured government guests from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCSA), including Administrator Anne Ferro. Round table discussions and information sharing among IMG staff is a feature of this focused meeting on the issues and solutions for today motor coach industry.

IMG is the leading network in North America dedicated to providing premier ground transportation through elevated standards of performance. This private organization has an uncomprising commitment to high standards in the areas of safety, maintenance, customer service, driver training, operations and on-road support.
IMG Safety Award received by James River Director of Safety Jimmy Flanagan and Director of Maintenance, Ron Pearsall.
IMG Safety Award received by Pacific Western Transportation Stephen Evans, Vice President of Safety
IMG’s Spirit Award received by Autocar Excellence‘s President Real Boissonneault.