GREENWICH, Conn. – XPO Logistics has recognized four XPO drivers for surpassing 3 million accident-free miles. Terry Dixon, Pierre Rousselle, Roy Kirby and Melvin Krohn all transport freight for XPO’s less-than-truckload unit in North America.
XPO’s North American LTL operation has a national network of 290 service centers. Dixon and Rousselle are based at service centers in Mississippi, and Kirby and Krohn are based in Texas and North Carolina, respectively. They join 40 other XPO drivers who have logged 3 million accident-free miles since the company’s LTL service began in 1983.
Another 105 XPO drivers from 32 states and the province of Quebec achieved safety milestones in the first six months of 2020. Sixteen drivers reached 2 million accident-free miles, and 89 drivers reached 1 million accident-free miles.
“Congratulations to Terry, Pierre, Roy and Melvin for their impressive safety accomplishments,” XPO President Troy Cooper said in a release. “We’re immensely proud of all our drivers for their vigilance on and off the road, including the 50% reduction in distracted driving the team achieved in 2019. We look forward to honoring more of our drivers this year.”
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.