PLANO, Texas, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Frito-Lay North America, the $15 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, recently recognized 72 over-the-road (OTR) drivers in the U.S. and Canada who reached the career milestone of driving more than 1, 2, 3 and 4 million accident-free miles.
One driver, George Newman of Killingly, Conn., was recognized for the 4 million milestone for only the second time ever in Frito-Lay history. On average, it takes a Frito-Lay OTR driver approximately 10 to 12 years to reach the 1 million mile mark.
"We honor our Million Milers every year for their dedication to Frito-Lay and the role they play in keeping our roads as safe as possible," said Evelyn Parks, senior director, environmental, health and safety, Frito-Lay North America. "A positive culture of safety and ongoing training for our drivers to help them reach these milestones is paramount in our day-to-day operations."
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.
The drivers' recognition coincides with today's National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day also kicks off a month-long initiative focused on addressing common misperceptions about manufacturing and tackling the skilled labor shortage in the industry, as well as connecting with future generations about manufacturing careers.
"Our Frito-Lay over-the-road drivers are a critical link in our world-class supply chain," said Gregg Roden, senior vice president, supply chain, Frito-Lay North America. "They transport the highest quality snacks produced by our manufacturing plants to our customers across the U.S. and Canada, and have dedicated years to delivering our snacks safely. We are proud to have them join our existing group of Million Milers."
Frito-Lay North America's 2018 Million Miler Honorees:
The 72 Frito-Lay OTR drivers recognized this year included: one driver achieving 4 million accident-free miles; two drivers achieving more than 3 million accident-free miles; 29 drivers achieving more than 2 million accident-free miles and 40 drivers achieving more than 1 million accident-free miles.
Four Million Miler
George Newman, Killingly, Conn.
Three Million Milers.
David Burlash, Frankfort, Ind.
Jimmy Daniel, Perry, Ga.
Two Million Milers
Vic Anyaebunam, Frankfort, Ind.
Gregory Arney, Canton, Ohio
Roger Avis, Denver, Colo.
Kevin Bryden, Binghamton, N.Y.
Bruce W. Casey, Fayetteville, Tenn.
Chris Chapman, Canton, Ohio
Gerard Edwards, Dallas, Texas
Rick Flores, San Antonio, Texas
Tom French, Frankfort, Ind.
Ector Gomez, San Antonio, Texas
Mark Hooper, Charlotte, N.C.
Colin Illingworth, Lethbridge, Alberta
Garrett Lemek, Killingly, Conn.
Chris Lundry, Topeka, Kan.
Dennis McCann, Vancouver, Wash.
Kevin McCusker, Southgate, Mich.
Dale McDonald, Lethbridge, Alberta
Jeff Merriman, Frankfort, Ind.
Randy Piep, West Valley City, Utah
Mark Poff, Perry, Ga.
Gary Rochell, Dallas, Texas
Frederick Schroeder, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mike Siedl, Pulaski, Tenn.
David Smith, Dallas, Texas
Steven Mark Webb, Fayetteville, Tenn.
Billy Winland, Canton, Ohio
Melvin Woodyard, Topeka, Kan.
Darrell Zettle, Beloit, Wis.
Daniel Zurovec, Rosenberg, Texas
One Million Milers
Carl Adkins, Perry, Ga.
Frank Allison, Irving, Texas
Ross A. Anthrop, Fayetteville, Tenn.
Warren Bailey, Frankfort, Ind.
Matt Bodi, Southgate, Mich.
Billy Bohanan, Pulaski, Tenn.
Roby Brackett, Charlotte, N.C.
Alan Firestone, Canton, Ohio
Donta Foxworth, Lynchburg, Va.
Mark Foxworthy, Frankfort, Ind.
David Garcia, Bakersfield, Calif.
David Gardner, Williamsport, Pa.
Cresencio Garza, Southgate, Mich.
Scott Hanson, Topeka, Kan.
Donald Harden, Dallas, Texas
Charles Harrison, Killingly, Conn.
Roger Huot, Lauzon, Quebec
Reese Johnson, Dallas, Texas
Wayne Johnson, Killingly, Conn.
Ansley Jones, Jonesboro, Texas
Aristeo Juarez III, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Ricardo Lopez, Irving, Texas
Kris McKleroy, Perry, Ga.
Alvin Mego, West Valley City, Utah
Mark Orris, Beloit, Wis.
Ray Pankey, Vancouver, Wash.
Toby Parker, Frankfort, Ind.
Kerry Pharr, Charlotte, N.C.
Scott Reich, Topeka, Kan.
Jerry Richard, Frankfort, Ind.
Shane Robertson, Frankfort, Ind.
Larry Ross, Canton, Ohio
Clinton Sanders, Topeka, Kan.
Tommy Seavello, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Jeffrey L. Simmons, Fayetteville, Tenn.
Dennis Sirois, Perry, Ga.
Gary Spell, Bakersfield, Calif.
Steven Udell, Beloit, Wis.
Gregory Walker, Jonesboro, Ark.
Bill Yost, York, Pa.
About Frito-Lay North America
Frito-Lay North America is the $15 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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 more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017, 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 us. 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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