Roadway driver reaches three million safe miles

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Roadway professional driver Al Adams has achieved the elite status of driving three million miles without a preventable accident. Adams, 59, has been with Roadway for 35 years. He is a long-haul driver working out of the Roadway service center in Copley, Ohio, and a member of Local 24 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Adams is a 2007-08 America’s Road Team Captain, is a member of the Roadway Road Team, and was the 2003 Driver of the Year for the Ohio Trucking Association. “We are all proud of Al’s outstanding achievement,” says Terry Gilbert, president of Akron, Ohio-based Roadway. “He exemplifies the engagement and pride essential to make our highways safe while meeting our customers’ needs. He is truly a leader in the industry.”

Adams was recognized for his achievement at a safety celebration on Sept. 18. He was honored with a police escort the last few miles of his return trip from Hagerstown Md., to Copley. Adams’ family and friends were on hand for the event, along with the employees of the Copley Regional Service Center.

“Al’s commitment to safety is evident by this great accomplishment,” says Alex Forrest, service center manager for Roadway’s Copley facility. “He embraces our priority of safety by going the extra mile to assure the safety of other drivers and his shipments while on the road every day. We congratulate Al and look forward to his next million safe miles.”