Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, has recognized Jim Pyell of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, as a 1 Million Mile Safe Driver. Pyell has driven 1 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.
Pyell is one of 135 men and women who make up the 2012 class of Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers recently honored at an awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida, for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel. Collectively, these 135 owner-operators have safely driven a total of 147 million miles – a distance that would cover the 4 million miles of public roads in the United States nearly 37 times.
On average, it takes a truck operator 10 years to travel a million miles. This distance would take the typical driver of a passenger vehicle 67 years – around the time of their 83rd birthday – to complete.
“Jim is among the safest and most talented professional owner-operators in the industry,” said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. “Kingston Springs should be very proud of him and his outstanding accomplishment.”
Landstar’s 2012 class of honorees consists of 125 business capacity owners (BCOs) with 1 million miles of safe driving; 8 new Two Million Milers; and 2 new Three Million Milers. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
The addition of the 2012 class brings the total number of active Landstar BCOs who have earned the title of Million Mile Safe Driver to 753. The complete list of 2012 Million Mile Safe Drivers is available at http://www.landstar.com/Awards/Million-Milers.