According to a statement from the company, 78 drivers received bonuses under its Gemini Safe Driver Credits program, which recognizes drivers who remained accident-free and adhered to Gemini’s safety policies and procedures for five years. They shared in more than $1.8 million in bonus payments from the company.
“We’re proud to reward our professional drivers for their hard work and maintaining Gemini’s reputation as one of the safest hazardous materials carriers in America,” said Brent Bergevin, vice president of transportation for Gemini. “Our safety numbers have improved for three straight years. We’ve also reduced turnover, increased our gas mileage, have better and safer equipment, improved truck aerodynamics and more. We love rewarding our drivers because we wouldn’t be able to accomplish those things without them.”
To earn one safety credit, drivers must have no accidents, tickets or fuel-related incidents over the period of one year. They must also pass all inspections by the Department of Transportation and Gemini. Once drivers collect five safety credits, they’re eligible to receive the bonus.
According to the company, the program has helped Gemini keep its preventable accidents per 1 million miles to 0.5, less than half the national average.
Gemini has more than 900 drivers and 650 trucks.