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VAN BUREN, Ark.,
May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
USA Truck inducted 13 new members into the President's Million Mile Club and honored six existing members reaching new safe driving milestone levels during a luncheon
May 4 at the
Fort Smith (AR) Convention Center.
The President's Million Mile Club is reserved for
USA Truck driver team members who have logged 1 million or more collision-free miles. Membership currently totals 105 — 82 Bronze Level (1 million), 21 Silver Level (2 million), 1 Gold Level (3 million) and 1 Platinum Level.
The new inductees are:
Jared Singletary and
Djuan Williams was recognized for moving up to the Silver Level and five driver team members earned notice for reaching the half-million milestone:
James Macy, Ishmall Livingston,
Michael Simms and
James Causey. Williams and Mundy earned addition recognition from the American Trucking Association for driving 1 million "perfect" (collision-free) miles.
USA Truck President and CEO
John Simone delivered the keynote address and
Joe Palmer, Director of Fleet Operations, served as master of ceremonies for the luncheon and awards program. A host of existing Million Mile Club members also were on hand, continuing a tradition of supporting and welcoming new inductees.
Simone cited examples to put the accomplishment into perspective, such as equating 1 million miles to 333 trips across
the United States.
"Safety is one of our Core Values at
USA Truck, and you are the safest drivers in our company," he said. "How many people can say they've driven a half-million or more miles without a preventable collision? When you think about all the miles you run and all the challenges you face day in and day out as professional truck drivers, your outstanding safety records are even more impressive."
Simone credited the group with helping
USA Truck make great strides in such a short time.
"You are the ambassadors of
USA Truck," Simone said. "You are the best of the best, and we are proud that you are such an important part of our team."
About USA TruckUSA Truck is a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in
Van Buren, Arkansas, with terminals, offices and staging facilities located throughout
the United States. We transport commodities throughout the continental U.S. and into and out of portions of
Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of
Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in
Laredo, Texas. Our Strategic Capacity Solutions and Intermodal service offerings provide customized transportation solutions using the latest technological tools available and multiple modes of transportation.