XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.
In total, 890 XPO drivers have traveled more than 1 million miles without a crash, 19 of which went at least 3 million miles and received a special honor. When combined, the 890 amass more than 1 billion miles without a crash. The less-than-truckload division has 12,575 drivers.
“I brought up one or two at a time to interview them in front of a huge town hall,” Jacobs told Transport Topics. “I asked them how they achieve this. And these drivers have a real science to it; the way they stay alert, and they’re aware of the environment. It was amazing. I’ve always respected drivers, but my love and respect went up even more.”
The drivers honored represent 11 states and have an average tenure of 30 years.
“The billion-mile mark is a huge achievement for our company and a point of pride for our drivers. It speaks to their impressive commitment to both safety and customer service, because an accident on the road is also a delay in delivery,” said Tony Brooks, president of the LTL business.
XPO ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.