Jeff Schlabach, a truck driver for ProVia since 2000, recently received the company’s first ever “Million Safe Miles” award for covering that distance without a single safety incident. He was recognized with a ceremony and a $5,000 bonus for his safe driving record.

“Jeff, who drives our Charlotte, N.C., route, is not your standard point-to-point driver,” says Kent Price, director of distribution for ProVia. “During any given week, he makes 30-40 stops, which involves not only road safety, but also the increased challenge of navigating in and out of docks throughout the day. This increases the complexity of driving skills required, and makes Jeff’s achievement all the more significant.”

“I’m just an ordinary guy myself,” says Schlabach. “I’ve always enjoyed my job, and meeting with our customers. I’m actually a third-generation driver — my grandfather drove, and my father still drives. So I’ve grown up around it.”

 

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