Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that professional driver, David Frazier, surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Frazier, who started with Con-way in 1987, is the fourth of Con-way Freight’s 15,000 drivers nationwide to reach this safe-driving achievement. He joins the company’s first 3 Million Miler, James “Jackpot” Sutfin of Las Vegas, Tom Syme of Palatine, Ill. and Tom Strissel of Mundelein, Ill. in this exclusive club.
“David’s exceptional safe driving record demonstrates Con-way Freight’s commitment to the highest standards of safety in the industry,” said Tom Clark, senior vice president of operations for
Con-way Freight, who attended today’s recognition ceremony. “David is a credit to our company and our industry. His 28-year accident-free career is a compelling example of the perseverance, focus and professionalism that can produce an uncompromised record of safe driving. It is a worthy and achievable goal — for everyone on the road — and we are proud to honor David for his achievement.”
Over its 30-year history, Con-way Freight has honored more than 200 of its drivers for surpassing2 million safe driving miles, and more than 1,600 who have achieved 1 million safe driving miles.
Frazier has previously been recognized for reaching the 1 million and 2 million mile safe-driving milestones as well as receiving a 25-year safe-driving and safe-working award, signifying a quarter-century without a workplace injury or accident. To put the safe driving milestone into perspective, 3 million miles is the equivalent of 19,230 round trips from Charlotte to Winston-Salem.
“I never set out to hit any milestones,” said Frazier. “I just focus on being the safest driver I can each day I climb into my truck, and hopefully I can set a good example for the younger drivers out there.”
Frazier, a 28-year truck-driving veteran, lives in Kernersville, N.C.