Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Phillips recently presented five drivers with the award for 2 million safe driving miles at the 4th Quarter Driver Recognition Ceremony. In addition to a plaque signed by Werner Enterprises’ Chairman Gary Werner, each driver also received the following gifts: an engraved watch, aluminum mud flaps, patches, tractor decals, a cash award and a gift certificate to Corporate Rewards. The 2 million mile driver award recipients are as follows:
- David Farmer of Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Lloyd Nelson of Eagle, Neb.
- Reginald Shaw of Dallas, Texas
- Bryan Shirley of Papillion, Neb.
- Kevin Stacy of Salineville, Ohio
Following the 2 million mile awards, Chris Polenz, associate vice president of Human Resources, presented the Humanitarian Award to driver Mark Randall of Mesquite, Nevada.
On October 24, 2012, Randall and his trainee were traveling west on I-80 in the metro area of Omaha, Nebraska, when they noticed a motorcyclist in front of them following much too close to the car ahead. The motorcyclist struck the vehicle while attempting to pass it which sent him crashing to the pavement right in Randall’s path. In anticipation of possible danger, Randall was able to safely slow his truck to a complete stop within eight feet of the motorcyclist. Because Randall remained aware of his surroundings at all times and diligently maintained control of his truck, the motorcyclist survived.
Congratulations to these award winners. We will be putting these drivers in the Driver Spotlight in the following weeks.