OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In his nearly 50-year career with YRC Freight, Roy Lincoln has reached the elite safety milestone of driving five million consecutive miles without a single preventable collision. The company will recognize his safety record with an event at 10 a.m., on Dec.14th, at its Chicago Heights terminal.
In honor of Lincoln’s 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 Illinois State Police–one for every 100,000 miles Lincoln has driven without a single preventable collision.
“Our drivers are professionals. They are always concerned about the safety of the motoring public. Roy’s 47-years of safe driving is a great example. He knows how safety is done, and he lives it, day in and day out,” said Darren Hawkins, YRC Freight president.
“Roy’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 to drivers all across the country. We are so proud of his five million consecutive miles driven without a single preventable collision and excited to highlight his talent as the trailer enters our network.”
Lincoln’s regular route is Chicago to Kansas City, which is more than 1,000 miles round trip.