PLANO, Texas, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit today recognized 89 over-the-road (OTR) drivers in the U.S. and Canada who reached the career milestone of driving more than one, two, three – and for the first time ever – four million accident-free miles.
"At Frito-Lay, safety is always our number one priority," said Randy Perry, National Fleet Safety Manager, Frito-Lay North America. "Through our extensive driver training and skills development programs, and recognitions like Million Milers, we work hard to create a positive safety culture for our associates. We thank this year's Million Milers for their dedication to Frito-Lay and the role they play in keeping our roads as safe as possible."
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 and team collaborations on best practices to help its drivers maintain their skills.
On average, it takes a Frito-Lay OTR driver about 12 years to reach the one million mile mark.
The 89 Frito-Lay OTR drivers recognized this year included: one driver achieving four million accident-free miles; three drivers achieving more than three million accident-free miles; 17 drivers achieving more than two million accident-free miles; and, 68 drivers achieving more than one million accident-free miles.
The Million Milers, along with their families, were recently recognized by Frito-Lay's supply chain leadership at an annual gala at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Frito-Lay North America's 2017 Million Miler Honorees:
Four Million Miler
Lorne Roberts, Lethbridge, Alberta
Three Million Milers.
Ray Bouchard, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thomas Day, Perry, Ga.
Don Keyser, Irving, TX
Two Million Milers
Sherwood "Woody" Aborn, Killingly, Conn.
James Androwski, Killingly, Conn.
Robert Berumen, Kern, Calif.
Brian Bowman, Williamsport, Pa.
Steve Condie, West Valley, UT
Rick Flores, San Antonio, TX
Mike Hogle, Lethbridge, Alberta
Charles Holling, Canton, OH
James Hyman, Irving, TX
Aaron Jones, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ken Jorgenson, Vancouver, Wash.
Jason Kuper, Killingly, Conn.
Michael Pickle, Topeka, Kan.
Keith A Robbins, Perry, Ga.
David Stoner, Kern, Calif.
Kenneth Thomas, Rosenberg, TX
Jeff Weaver, Aberdeen, Md.
One Million Milers
Doug Baldwin, Shelby Township, Mich.
Dave Bass, West Valley, UT
Brian Bassett, Topeka, Kan.
Kevin Begeal, Kirkwood, N.Y.
Seth Bretthauer, Denver, Colo.
James Brown, Canton, OH
Rusty Brown, Perry, Ga.
Chris Buchanan, Fayetteville, Tenn.
Melvin C Butler Jr., Perry, Ga.
Scott Cade, Modesto, Calif.
Roger Call, Lynchburg, Va.
David Cardwell, Lynchburg, Va.
John Ciambriello, Orlando, Fla.
Alex Chvirov, Vancouver, Wash.
Gene C Clance, Perry, Ga.
Kelly Clumsky, Denver, Colo.
Jesus "Pepe" Contreras, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Jeff Cousino, Maybee, Mich.
Jami Croley, Frankfort, Ind.
Greg Dakin, White Lake, Mich.
Mike Disney, Perry, Ga.
John Dugger, Kern, Calif.
Pete Dyck, Lethbridge, Alberta
Abel Fuentes, Rosenberg, TX
Dave Gardner, Cambridge, Ontario
William Garner, Denver, Colo.
Dave Gomer, Charlotte, N.C.
Charles "Chuck" Harrison, Killingly, Conn.
Anthony Hightower, Orlando, Fla.
Ed Hogg, Kirkwood, N.Y.
Dewayne Horton, Fayetteville, Tenn.
David Jenkins, Frankfort, Ind.
Al Jimenez, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Brett Johnson, Jonesboro, Ark.
Tony Johnson, Perry, Ga.
Bill Jones, Carol Stream, Ill.
Mike Keagan, Cambridge, Ontario
Clint Kelley, Irving, TX
Deon Lambert, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Rich Lassale, Killingly, Conn.
Dan Markel, Vancouver, Wash.
Gary Martin, Topeka, Kan.
Tim McBeth, Canton, OH
Brent Mean, Cambridge, Ontario
Donnie Medford, Charlotte, N.C.
Keith Miller, Phoenix, Ariz.
Eric Neeley, Beloit, Wis.
Paul Odum, Killingly, Conn.
Leroy Pettaway, Kern, Calif.
Mark Ploughe, Frankfort, Ind.
Jason Puvogel, Topeka, Kan.
Jim Quinn, Beloit, Wis.
Jeff Scarpino, Denver, Colo.
Allen Smith, Frankfort, Ind.
Dave Smith, West Valley, UT
Denise Smith, Modesto, Calif.
Scott Swanger, Kirkwood, N.Y.
Francois Tanguay, Lauzon, Québec
Gene Tarwater, Topeka, Kan.
Travis Trimble, West Valley, UT
Lance Turner, Topeka, Kan.
Barney Ussery, Lynchburg, Va.
Brad Valliere, Cambridge, Ontario
Jon Vandivier, Frankfort, Ind.
Stacy Wehunt, Perry, Ga.
Franklin "Mac" Williams, Jonesboro, Ark.
Mark Wilson, Modesto, Calif.
James G Woodall, Perry, Ga.
About Frito-Lay North America
Frito-Lay North America is the $14 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 http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
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