Frito-Lay's Million Milers Put Safety First Company Recognizes Over-the-Road Drivers Who Have Traveled One or More Million Accident-Free Miles

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit recently recognized 94 over-the-road (OTR) drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have reached the career milestone of driving more than one million, two million, or three million miles accident-free.

"Frito-Lay operates one of the 'Safest Fleets in North America' and our Million Milers provide our safety foundation," said Bill Simkins, Director, fleet safety, Frito-Lay North America.  "Our drivers complete extensive driver training and skills development, and consider safety to be their number one priority. We thank this year's Million Milers for their dedication to Frito-Lay and for keeping our roads accident-free every day."

Frito-Lay's Million Milers have high-caliber safety skills honed through regular and robust training and adherence to good driving behaviors.  Frito-Lay utilizes skills maneuvering courses, advanced driving simulators and team collaborations on best practices to create a positive safety culture and to help its drivers maintain their skills.

On average, it takes a Frito-Lay OTR driver approximately 12 years to reach the one million mile mark.  The company now has more than 600 active Million Milers on the roads daily.

This year, five drivers achieved more than three million accident-free miles and 21 drivers achieved two million miles.  Through the Million Milers program and the company's extensive safety efforts, Frito-Lay has seen a 72 percent decline in total collisions since 2002.

The Million Milers, along with their families, were recognized by Frito-Lay's top executives at an annual gala recently.

Frito-Lay North America's 2013 Million Miler Honorees:

 

                 2013 Million Miler Club Members

Arkansas 

Jonesboro –

Steve Hudspeth

Bill Huffmaster

 

Arizona

Casa Grande –

Joseph Lara

 

Kansas

Topeka –

Mark Zubler

 

Maryland

Aberdeen –

Gary Wechter

Texas

Dallas –

Bruce Lowing

 

Irving –

Terry Busby

Stacey Remington

 

San Antonio -

Daniel Galvez

 

Utah

West Valley –

Ron Blatnick

 

Virginia

Lynchburg –

Bobby Hyder

Fontaine Sparrow

Colorado

Denver –

Craig Copeland

Mark Lee

Bill Simpson

Ray Ward

 

Connecticut

Killingly –

George Dragon

Stephen Reep

 

Michigan

Detroit  

Dave Blake

Jerry Gepes

Scott Krzyzanowski

 

New York

Williamsport –

Mark Liddick

Zane Staver

 

Florida

Orlando –

Mike Bateman

Carlos Cruz

Ron Malyszka

Jeff Sealander

Jessie Tolbert, Jr.

North Carolina

Charlotte –

Rob Hunter

John Jackson

 

Ohio

Canton –

Ron Daugherty

Cliff Morgan

Jim Swearingen

Washington

Vancouver –

Vince Franklin

Mitch Klein

 

 

Wisconsin

Beloit –

Paul Howe

Steve Manteufel

Georgia

Perry –

William Barlow

Chad Buck

Tony Gray

Daryl Jackson

Tom Rowley

Danny Watson

 

Illinois

Carol Stream - 

Roy Breede

Pennsylvania

York –

Will Clark

Ritchie Slagle

 

 

Tennessee

Fayetteville -

Shane Byrd

Matt Cantrell

Monty O'Neal

Tim Renegar

 

Jim McMahon

Brian Rozinek

 

 

Canada

Lévis (Lauzon), Quebec -  

Christian Gaudreau

Jean-Yves Pelletier

 

Lethbridge, Alberta -

Dan Brand

Arthur Diels

Bill Leflar

Oak Forest -

Bob Bourell

Ian Wolfe

 

Indiana

Frankfort –

Mark Gish

Tim Hefling

 

 

Pulaski -

John Busby

Mike Lentz

Richard Malone

Tom Owens

Chris Pilkinton

Wade Seymore

Bobby Townsend

 




2013 Two Million Miler Club Members

Arizona

Phoenix -

Timothy Fear

 

Casa Grande –

Henry Wilke

Texas

Dallas –

William Chewning

 

California

Cucamonga –

Dan Napuunoa

 

Connecticut

Killingly –

David Maheu

 

Washington

Vancouver –

Russ Vail

 

Canada

Cambridge, Ontario

Ron Barth

Florida

Orlando –

Joe Davis

 

Indiana

Frankfort –

Virgil Tourney

Mark Wolff

 


Kansas

Topeka –

Steve Bush

Tom Coffman

Frank Davis

Dale Larson

Steve Patterson

 


Maryland

Aberdeen –

John Hartnett

 

New York

Kirkwood –

David Hendrickson

 

Williamsport –

Galen Keller

 

North Carolina

Charlotte –

Robert Miller

Ron Morton

Roger Porter

 

 

 

2013 Three Million Miler Club Members

Connecticut

Killingly -

Gary Walker – (Deceased) 

 


Georgia

Perry –

Roy Heaton

 

 

New York

Williamsport –

Ken Tallman

 

 

Wisconsin

Beloit –

Jerold Kroning

Bob Oleston

 

 

About Frito-Lay North America
Frito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com, the Snack Chat blog, http://www.snacks.com and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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