KLLM honors 43 drivers at Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet

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

This year’s class included 34 drivers who reached 1 million miles during 2007: Bob Adams, Fred Barnhart, Lionel C. Brown, Leland Campbell, Eric Cato, John D. Charlton, Willie Cook, James Couch, Max Dollar Jr., Jose Esparza, Duncan Eric Evans, Freddie L. Fulford, Mario Garcia, Berry Gray, Steve Hayes, Donald Hinton, Sam Holston, Bobby Kirkland, Sherry Manning, Christopher McCarter, Mitch Mithchell, Billy Moore, Earl Moore, Bennie Perry, Vincent Richards, Edwin C. Rios, Roger Roberts, James Z. Robinson, Terry Salsbury, Tom Shahan, Taylor Lee, Chris Tedder, Glynn Traigle and Romey Warren.

KLLM also honored nine drivers who reached 2 million safe miles in 2007: Dolyal Bickham of Jackson, Miss.; Michael L. Dumas of Farmerville, La.; Cecil J. Foret of Houma, La.; Jose M. Lopez Jr. of Kingsville, Texas; Clayton Meeks of Naples, Fla.; Albert Pacheco of Irving, Texas; Gene Sturm of Lemoore, Calif.; Michael Walls of Bennetsville, S.C.; and Danny Williams of Tampa, Fla.

“These drivers are the best that KLLM and our industry have to offer,” says Ricky Parker, director of safety for the Richland, Miss.-based carrier. “It takes approximately eight to 10 years of accident-free driving for a person to reach the million-mile mark. Each of these drivers has committed many years of first-class service to KLLM. We greatly appreciate their professionalism and hard work, and offer them our continued love and support as they continue their KLLM career.”

To recognize their accomplishment at the Oct. 12 banquet, 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. To date, KLLM’s fleet includes 161 active million-mile drivers.