Gordon Trucking Inc. team drivers Jim and Jo Bailey recently received the company’s first 5 million safe miles award at the Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash. The Baileys, residents of Eugene, Ore, have been teaming for GTI since 1994, with James starting as a solo driver in 1984.
The achievement recognizes the team driving accident-free since their first dispatch. This is the first time a GTI driver has been awarded with this highest honor. In 2009, solo driver Frank Kopp was awarded with the 4 million safe miles award.
In addition to the Baileys, GTI honored 636 driving associates in 2011 with awards of 100,000 to 5 million accident- and incident-free miles; of that group, 42 drivers were honored for 1 million or more. In all, GTI currently has 117 drivers on the road who have driven more than 1 million accident-free miles.
“We at Gordon Trucking are so proud of Jim and Jo for this tremendous accomplishment,” says Steve Gordon, chief operating officer. “Having known them and worked with them closely for more than 20 years now, I can say that nobody embodies the spirit of professionalism and the ‘get it done safely’ attitude that it takes to achieve something like this. We’re honored to have them as a part of the GTI family.”