Delaware worker sets accident-free driving record
You can keep track of your cell phone minutes, the miles you walk, as well as your car mileage and for one employee who works at the Delaware Processing & Distribution Center, the recorded mileage on his work vehicle is simply amazing.
The Delaware Processing & Distribution Center celebrated an employee milestone on Wednesday. Tom Miller, who works in the transportation department at the plant, has driven one million miles on the job, and as a result he took home the National Safety Council’s exclusive Million Mile Club Award. The award not only marks the fact that Miller drove one million miles, but he manged to do so accident-free. According to the National Safety Council, since 2005, when officials started their records, over 6,000 postal employees have driven more than a million miles without a single accident.
The nation’s 34,000 Post Offices are linked to the world’s largest civilian fleet of 221,000 vehicles. In fact, 340,000 letter carriers and truck drivers log more than 1.2 billion miles annually when delivering to America’s 150 million addresses. However, reaching the pinnacle of one million miles requires 30 years of service plus a safe attitude.
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