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US utility, Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of AES Corporation, has been awarded for efficiency in managing its vehicle fleets.

The energy provider to 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio, has been honoured with the Safety Performance Award for Top Performance for Fleet Safety by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (S.E.E), a non-profit, non-political trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies.

The award recognises utilities for achieving top safety record for the year.

Dayton Power & Light’s preventable vehicle accident rate was the best across all of the operating companies within S.E.E. during 2017.

The organisation tracks the performance of its members by analysing data for vehicles, including miles driven and total accidents through the year.

Craig Jackson, CEO of DP&L, said: “We have a strong safety culture and this award demonstrates the commitment and hard work our people model every day, at home, work and in their community.

“We lead with safety, and will remain focused on our goal of creating and sustaining a workplace free of incidents along with partnering with other utilities to help make the industry safer.”

Scott H. Smith, S.E.E. executive director. “Much information is shared between companies by their safety professionals during semi-annual meetings and they benchmark their safety performance, as all strive to be accident and incident free.”