When you meet professional Werner driver Cornell Martin, it doesn’t take long to pick up on his easy-going demeanor and sense of humor. Those qualities likely helped him achieve the 2 million accident-free miles award he received at the Sept. 18 Third Quarter Recognition Ceremony.
Martin, a Werner driver since 1993, gave high praise to his wife of 37 years, Joann, and his good friend and fellow driver Clarence Ward for providing him with much needed support. His success can also be attributed to his safe practices on the road.
“I am prepared because I do a pre-trip every time I stop, and I always make sure to get enough rest,” he said.
New drivers on the road would do well to heed Martin’s advice on how to behave on the road: “Be patient, take it slow and get out and look.”
Martin and his wife reside in El Paso, Texas. When not on the road, he can be found woodworking, fishing or cheering on his beloved Oakland Raiders.