Ashley Distribution Services Honored with Wisconsin’s Motor Carriers Association Fleet Safety Award

ARCADIA, Wis. – Ashley Distribution Services (ADS) was awarded first place in the Fleet Safety Awards by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association during their annual Safety Luncheon held yesterday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. ADS won the Division 4 category, which is awarded to companies that travel over five million miles, based on their safety records comprising of accident ratios and total miles traveled within Wisconsin. The eligibility criteria for the award requires companies to maintain an accident ratio of 3.0 or less and report only miles and accidents occurring in Wisconsin. In 2023, ADS achieved a remarkable accident ratio of 0.17 while driving a total of 5,769,265 miles.

"This prestigious Fleet Safety Award serves as proof of Ashley Distribution Services' unwavering commitment to road safety," said Steve Ralston, Director of Transportation Safety & Compliance. "Our team's collective efforts and responsible driving have made this achievement possible and affirm our company's dedication to safety."

“We prioritize safety in all aspects of our operations to meet the demands of our customers with the highest level of quality,” John Leighty, Executive Vice President of Distribution, Transportation, and Customer Relations. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team towards ensuring safety on the roads, and we will continue to prioritize safety in all aspects of our operations.”

ADS was recognized earlier this year with the American Trucking Association's President's Trophy and Fleet Safety Award and is currently placed at #22 in the Top 100 Private Carriers by Transport Topics. ADS has also received Honorable Mention for the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association's Fleet Safety Award for three consecutive years, demonstrating the company's consistent commitment to safety. 


Ashley Distribution Services, LTD (ADS) was established in 1974 by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC and today is one of the industry’s largest motor carriers. ADS delivers Ashley Furniture to Ashley retail stores and customers throughout the U.S. With a growing fleet, ADS continues to expand beyond delivering furniture. Visit ADS online at