Stephen Rippey: 2 Million Safe Miles

Goals have always been important to professional driver Stephen Rippey. After earning his first driver of the month award, the self-proclaimed perfectionist was hooked and knew he could push himself further. Case in point – he earned the 2 million safe driving miles award at the Sept. 20 Third Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.

“This has been quite a long journey,” Rippey said. “All I can say at this point is I’m glad I’ve got a couple of days off, because my head’s so big I won’t be able to get in the truck anyway.”

Rippey has driven a truck for 23 years, the last 16 of which have been with Werner. His tip for safe driving is simple: “Limit distractions and pre-trip your equipment. Your life and the lives of those around you depend on it.”

When not on the road, Rippey, who resides in Bellevue, Neb., enjoys spending time with his son, daughter and six grandchildren.

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