Glenn Jones, a driver for Roadway, has achieved the milestone of driving four million consecutive miles without a preventable accident. This career milestone is the equivalent to circling the Earth’s equator 160 times, or driving from New York to Los Angeles more than 1,428 times without a single accident.
Jones joins Sam Hamilton as the second active four-million-mile accident-free driver at the Roadway service center in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, who began driving for Roadway 33 years ago, has been a professional driver for 36 years. There have been 17 four-million-mile accident-free drivers in Roadway history — 10 have retired, and 7 are still active drivers.
“Safety has always been the number one priority at Roadway,” says Mike Smid, president and chief executive officer of Akron, Ohio-based Roadway. “Glenn’s commitment to safe driving and customer service demonstrates the pride he has in his work and in Roadway. Glenn is a true leader for our company and for the transportation industry.”
Glenn was recognized for his remarkable safety achievement with a police escort and reception at the Roadway service center in Nashville. He enjoyed a special dinner celebration at which he received a plaque, jacket, cap and belt buckle. A tractor emblazoned with his name and achievement also was presented to him to drive while a Roadway employee. Additionally, he received letters of commendation from Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Sens. Bill Frist and Lamar Alexander.
“Our whole team is very proud of Glenn’s outstanding safety achievement,” says Tom Agee, Nashville service team manager. “He sets a tremendous example for other drivers and truly represents the best of the best in our business.”