CFI honors drivers for long-distance safety records

Updated Jul 8, 2017
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Five veteran drivers have been honored by a leading truckload carrier for their millions of miles of safe driving.

Joplin, Missouri-based CFI recognized two drivers for reaching 2 million and three drivers for reaching 1 million safely driven consecutive miles during their careers with the company.

In order to be named to CFI’s Million Mile Safe Drivers program, drivers must have a consecutively spotless safety record on the road. An accident of any form, even if the driver is not at fault, will reset their safety mileage count. CFI recognized the drivers during an awards ceremony held recently at its headquarters recently.

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Drivers with 2 million safe miles include:

  • Danny Robinson of El Paso, Texas began his professional driving career in 1999 after serving 14 years in the U.S. Army. He began working for CFI in 2001.  In his free time, Robinson enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his wife and two sons.
  • Armando Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas began driving for CFI in 2000. When he isn’t driving, Armando spends time with his wife and daughter and enjoys making candles and riding his motorcycle.

Drivers with 1 million safe miles include:

  • Veronique BoydVeronique Boyd

    Veronique Boyd began her professional driving career with CFI in 2007 after previously working in the landscape irrigation industry. Boyd resides in Kyle, Texas, and enjoys studying the Bible and training for marathons.

  • Russel Cocheu of El Paso, Texas began driving professionally in 1996, joining CFI in 2008. When he has time off, Cocheu enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and two grandchildren.
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    Jim Rhodes, a Pace, Florida native, began driving professionally in 1996 and joined CFI in 2010.  When he is not on the road, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and son, fishing and watching NASCAR.

  • “Road conditions, other drivers’ actions and weather are just a few of the obstacles our drivers face on the road every day,” said Tim Staroba, president of CFI. “We couldn’t be prouder of our recent class of one- and two-million milers. Their dedication to safety is something to be admired and we are grateful that they represent CFI.”

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    CFI has a fleet of 2,400 company tractors and 7,000 trailers in addition to an independent contractor fleet.