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, 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
Casa Grande –
San Antonio -
West Valley –
Jessie Tolbert, Jr.
Carol Stream -
LÚvis (Lauzon), Quebec -
Lethbridge, Alberta -
Oak Forest -
2013 Two Million Miler Club Members
Casa Grande –
2013 Three Million Miler Club Members
Gary Walker – (Deceased)