YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that professional driver Arthur Cage has achieved the elite status of driving five million accident-free miles, making him the only driver in the history of the company to achieve this accomplishment.
Cage, 62, has driven for Roadway for 35 years. He is a linehaul driver working out of the service center in Memphis, Tenn. In a typical week, Cage makes three trips from Memphis to Houston, driving 1,160 miles each round trip.
“Arthur Cage is truly a leader and sets the highest standard of safety and professionalism with every mile that he drives,” says Mike Smid, president of YRC National Transportation. “He exemplifies the engagement and pride essential to make our highways safe while meeting our customers’ needs.”
Driving five million miles is equal to 10 round trips to the moon and back (238,857 miles each way) and is the equivalent of driving 448 round trips between Los Angeles and New York City.
Cage was recognized for his achievement at a safety celebration held at the Roadway service center in Memphis. He was honored with a police escort the last few miles into the service center, and was joined there by family, friends and fellow employees. Cage was presented with a new Roadway tractor with his name and safety accomplishment emblazoned on the side. The tractor will be his to drive exclusively during the remainder of his career with Roadway. Also at the celebration, a custom-designed trailer decorated with Cage’s name, photo and safety accomplishment was unveiled. This trailer will be dedicated to the city operation in Memphis.
“Arthur has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety and customer service, going above and beyond to meet customer expectations,” says Darrin Washington, director of regional operations in Memphis. “We congratulate Arthur and look forward to his next million safe miles.”