YRC Freight Driver Achieves 5 Million Accident-Free Miles

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 05, 2016 — In his nearly 40-year career with YRC Freight, Joe Brown has driven five million miles – and hasn’t had one accident. The company will recognize his safety record with an event at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, October 5, at its Memphis terminal.

In honor of Brown’s accident-free achievement, YRC Freight will welcome him into the company’s Driver Hall of Fame. YRC Freight also will donate 50 children’s car seats to the Tennessee Highway Patrol – one for every 100,000 miles Brown has safely driven.

“Professional drivers consider themselves responsible for their own safety as well as the safety of the motoring public. Joe’s 39 years of accident-free driving is a great example of this commitment.  That is how safety is done,” said Darren Hawkins, YRC Freight president.

“Joe’s commitment to safety earned him a well-deserved place in our Driver Hall of Fame,” said Hawkins. “We’ll introduce a new trailer which has been designed in his honor. The trailer will showcase this great accomplishment for drivers across the country. We are so proud of our new accident-free Hall of Famer and excited to highlight his talent as the trailer travels throughout YRC Freight’s North American network.”

Brown’s regular route is Memphis to Houston, which is more than 1,100 miles round trip.