SHELBYVILLE, Tenn., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Big G Express professional driver, Danny Smith, an American Trucking Associations America's Road Team Captain, has surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Smith, the first driver hired at Big G Express in 1995, is the first Big G Express driver to reach this exclusive level of achievement. To put it into perspective, driving 3 Million Miles is like driving around the earth 120 times!
In celebration of this milestone, Big G Express employees surprised Danny as he delivered a load to their Mt. Juliet, TN terminal. Smith knew he was going to be honored at the Annual Elite Fleet Banquet the next day, but had not been told he officially reached the 3 Million Mile milestone. Danny's wife of 37 years, Carol, was there to celebrate this great accomplishment.
"I couldn't have reached this milestone without the support of my family and my Big G family," said Danny. He describes safety as a habit and encourages others to practice good driving habits and avoid distractions while driving.
"Danny is an ambassador of safety and a great representative of Big G Express and the trucking industry. He is professional in everything he does and his spotless safety record during his 35 year career is a true testament to his attention to detail and dedication to safety," said Big G Express President, Randy Vernon.
"Safety is the cornerstone of our culture at Big G and we think it is important to recognize and honor our drivers for their efforts to be safe each and every day," said Kristi Seibers, VP of Safety. "Danny's accomplishment is exciting for all of us at Big G Express. We are proud to have Danny representing Big G on the highways and as part of the Big G family."
Danny's commitment to safety and his exemplary safety record have been recognized and rewarded at Big G and in the trucking industry. Danny is a finalist in the Truckload Carrier's Driver of the Year Contest for the third time in four years. The winner will be announced at TCA's Annual Convention in Las Vegas on March 8th. As an America's Road Team Captain (and previously a Tennessee Road Team Captain), Danny has been a spokesperson for the trucking industry as a he educates others about safety and sharing the road with trucks. Danny has also been honored as Tennessee's Driver of the Year in 2013.
About Big G Express, Inc:
Founded in 1995 Big G Express, Inc. provides truckload and logistic services to customers nationwide. Big G Express became 100% employee owned through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) in January 2009. The ESOP gives the employees of Big G Express a beneficial ownership in the company. Big G Express, Inc employee owners have a real stake in the success of the company and work hard to increase efficiency and profitability. The company has grown to over $95 million in annual revenues and has over 620 employee owners. Big G Express, Inc is headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn. with terminals in Deason, Tenn., Mt Juliet, Tenn., Russellville, Tenn. and Clarksville, Ind. www.biggexpress.com
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations