J.B. Hunt Transport Companies, Inc. introduced as we speak that for simply the second time in its 60-plus yr historical past, an organization driver has achieved 5 million protected miles pushed with out a preventable accident.
Tony Broussard, a J.B. Hunt Intermodal driver who began with the corporate in 1987, surpassed the career-defining milestone Oct. 21. As he pulled into the sector workplace in Haslet, Texas to finish the day, Broussard was greeted with cheers from J.B. Hunt staff, firm management and several other relations, adopted by a particular ceremony highlighting his accomplishment.
Broussard, somewhat stunned and all the time humble, addressed the gang, who was nonetheless chanting his identify.
“All this celebration has made for day. I used to be stunned that my household was right here!” mentioned Broussard. “It simply takes a staff to get the place I’m. Hopefully, God keen and I am in good well being, seven years from now I am going to get that subsequent million [safe miles].”
Greer Woodruff, senior vp of company security, safety, and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt, was onsite to congratulate Broussard. For him, the magnitude of Tony’s achievement was spectacular.
“When you concentrate on this, you simply need to step again and say wow,” mentioned Woodruff. “What an unimaginable accomplishment and a powerful tenure to be right here 35 years. Tony, we admire you and respect you.”
All through his 35-year profession, Broussard has pushed for a number of firm enterprise segments, all the time training a safety-first method. He was a part of the inaugural class of drivers in 1996 acknowledged for reaching one million-plus protected miles pushed and took part within the firm’s first Million Mile Celebration in 2001.
Broussard will obtain a $50,000 bonus for his achievement, bringing his profession whole in Million Mile protected driving bonuses to $125,000.
“I’m proud to rejoice Tony for his distinctive accomplishment as it’s a rarity within the trade,” mentioned Nick Hobbs, chief working officer and president of contract providers at J.B. Hunt. “Tony’s sturdy sense of professionalism and dedication is likely one of the many explanation why he’s being acknowledged as we speak. All through his profession, Tony’s dedication to security has by no means wavered, which makes him one of the elite drivers in firm historical past.”
Broussard may even be honored subsequent yr through the 2023 Million Mile Celebration at J.B. Hunt headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas. He’ll be a part of Phil Fortin on the corporate’s Million Mile Wall as the one two drivers in firm historical past to attain 5 million protected miles.