YRC Freight announced that the company held an employee safety ceremony for its Albuquerque, N.M. driving team today to celebrate 15 million consecutive accident- and injury-free miles, a company record. The accident- and injury-free streak began in January 2013 and has been accomplished by all 85 members of the Albuquerque professional driving team.
"Having 85 drivers work together to achieve 15 million consecutive accident- and injury-free miles is a testament to the professionalism of the Albuquerque team. It is a real honor to be in Albuquerque with the drivers today so that we can personally pay tribute to their achievement," said YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins. "The YRC Freight Albuquerque driving team's safety record is evidence of what a team can do when collectively focused not only on their own safety, but also on the safety of others."
At the safety celebration held today, the company unveiled a specially designed trailer saluting the drivers' achievement and will provide each
American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd spoke at today's event and representatives from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and New Mexico Transportation Police also were in attendance.