KLLM honors 36 drivers at Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet

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KLLM Transport Services recently held its annual Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet to honor those drivers who have driven 1 million or more accident-free miles during their tenure with KLLM.

This year’s class included 33 drivers who reached the 1 million mile safe driving plateau during 2006: Stephen Bowerman, Ray Bray, Paul Brownlee, Roberta Bruce, Bartley Caldwell, Janice Cole, Ward Cooley, Cathrine Craigmile, William Drevecky, Doug Evans, Bill Fambro, Michael Huff, Melvin Johnson, Steven Jones, Gary Kiefer, Cathleen Kiefer, Pal Kolek, Todd Maestretti, Jerry McNair, John Melton, Walter Minor, Richard Mullins, Cedric Myers, Ian Narita, Sergio Ramos, John Scott, Joann Seals, Elmer Swann, Felton Thompson, Alton Toucheck, Walter Tucker, John Turman and Terry Wilcox.

Two drivers, John L. Lee and Jim Piper, were honored for reaching 2 million safe driving miles. Nancy S. Oxner reached the 3 million mile mark. KLLM’s fleet now contains more than 170 active million-mile drivers.

“These drivers are the best that KLLM and our industry have to offer,” says Vincent Schott, vice president of safety and information services for Richland, Miss.-based KLLM. “It takes approximately eight to 10 years of accident-free driving for a person to reach the million-mile mark. We greatly appreciate the professionalism and commitment these drivers have made to our company and offer them our continued love and support as they continue their KLLM career.”

To recognize their great accomplishment, KLLM presented each driver with a ring, a leather garment bag, a leather jacket, a cap and million-miler attire with million-mile logos. In addition, KLLM equips each million-miler truck with special decals.