JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of North America’s largest supply chain solutions providers, today announced that for only the second time in more than 60 years of story, a corporate driver has traveled five million miles of safe driving without an avoidable accident.
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Tony Broussard, a JB Hunt Intermodal driver based in Haslet, Texas, recently became the second driver in the company’s history to travel five million miles safely. (Photo: BusinessWire)
Tony Broussard, a JB Hunt Intermodal driver who started with the company in 1987, reached a career-defining milestone on October 21. As he made his way to the field office in Haslet, TX to end the day, Tony was greeted by cheers from JB Hunt. employees, company management and several members of his family, followed by a special ceremony highlighting his accomplishment.
Tony, a bit startled and still humble, addressed the crowd, who were still chanting his name.
“All this celebration made for a great day. I was surprised my family was here,” Tony said. “It only takes one team to get to where I am. Hopefully, God willing and I’m healthy, in seven years I’ll get the next million [safe miles].”
Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security and driving personnel at JB Hunt, was on hand to congratulate Tony on joining the driving elite. To him, the scale of Tony’s achievement was impressive.
“When you think about that, you just have to step back and say wow,” says Greer Woodruff. “What an incredible achievement and an impressive tenure to be here for 35 years. ‘appreciate.’
Throughout his 35-year career, Tony has driven for multiple business segments of the company, always practicing a safety-focused approach. He was part of the first class of drivers in 1996, recognized for having driven more than a million kilometers safely and participated in the company’s first million mile celebration in 2001. Tony will receive a bonus of 50 $000 for his achievement, which will bring his Million Mile Safe Driving Rewards career total to $125,000.
“I am proud to celebrate Tony for his outstanding achievement as it is a rarity in the industry,” said Nick Hobbs, COO and President of Contract Services at JB Hunt. Tony’s dedication is one of the many reasons he is recognized today. Throughout his career, Tony’s commitment to safety has never wavered, making him one of the most elite drivers in company history.”
Tony will also be honored next year at the 2023 Million Mile Celebration at JB Hunt’s headquarters in Lowell. He will join Phil Fortin on the company’s Million Mile Wall as the only two drivers in company history to have safely driven five million miles and, not coincidentally, the only two names on the wall marked with a large number five.
Safety is fundamental to JB Hunt’s culture and the company participates in several initiatives throughout the year to recognize drivers for their commitment. Each year, JB Hunt celebrates the talent and skill of the company’s drivers through the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship, a safety competition between some of the best professional drivers in the industry. Additionally, drivers are recognized during Truck Driver Appreciation Month each September, one of the most widely attended efforts for JB Hunt employees. During the month-long celebration, JB Hunt recognizes the hard work of its drivers through various giveaways and events across the country.
About JB Hunt
JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers across North America. Using an integrated, multi-modal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility and value to their operations. JB Hunt’s services include Intermodal, Dedicated, Refrigerated, Truck, Truck, Flatbed, Sole Source, Last Mile, and more. JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. shares trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and are part of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. JB Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.