Frito-Lay's Million Milers Put Safety First

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Company Recognizes Over-the-Road Drivers Who Have Traveled One or More Million Accident-Free Miles

PLANO, TX--Aug. 19, 2013: 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


Jonesboro –

Steve Hudspeth

Bill Huffmaster


Casa Grande –

Joseph Lara


Topeka –

Mark Zubler


Aberdeen –

Gary Wechter


Dallas –

Bruce Lowing

Irving –

Terry Busby

Stacey Remington

San Antonio -

Daniel Galvez


West Valley –

Ron Blatnick


Lynchburg –

Bobby Hyder

Fontaine Sparrow


Denver –

Craig Copeland

Mark Lee

Bill Simpson

Ray Ward


Killingly –

George Dragon

Stephen Reep



Dave Blake

Jerry Gepes

Scott Krzyzanowski

New York

Williamsport –

Mark Liddick

Zane Staver


Orlando –

Mike Bateman

Carlos Cruz

Ron Malyszka

Jeff Sealander

Jessie Tolbert, Jr.

North Carolina

Charlotte –

Rob Hunter

John Jackson


Canton –

Ron Daugherty

Cliff Morgan

Jim Swearingen


Vancouver –

Vince Franklin

Mitch Klein


Beloit –

Paul Howe

Steve Manteufel


Perry –

William Barlow

Chad Buck

Tony Gray

Daryl Jackson

Tom Rowley

Danny Watson


Carol Stream -

Roy Breede


York –

Will Clark

Ritchie Slagle


Fayetteville -

Shane Byrd

Matt Cantrell

Monty O'Neal

Tim Renegar

Jim McMahon

Brian Rozinek


LÚvis (Lauzon), Quebec -

Christian Gaudreau

Jean-Yves Pelletier

Lethbridge, Alberta -

Dan Brand

Arthur Diels

Bill Leflar

Oak Forest -

Bob Bourell

Ian Wolfe


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


Phoenix -

Timothy Fear

Casa Grande –

Henry Wilke


Dallas –

William Chewning


Cucamonga –

Dan Napuunoa


Killingly –

David Maheu


Vancouver –

Russ Vail


Cambridge, Ontario

Ron Barth


Orlando –

Joe Davis


Frankfort –

Virgil Tourney

Mark Wolff


Topeka –

Steve Bush

Tom Coffman

Frank Davis

Dale Larson

Steve Patterson


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


Killingly -

Gary Walker – (Deceased)


Perry –

Roy Heaton

New York

Williamsport –

Ken Tallman


Beloit –

Jerold Kroning

Bob Oleston

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