Boyd Bros. honors its newest million milers at banquet

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Left to right: Jamie Johnson, Leon Moore, Donald McMillian, Wayne Leosch, Nephus Stanley and James Redmon. (Image Courtesy of Boyd Bros)Left to right: Jamie Johnson, Leon Moore, Donald McMillian, Wayne Leosch, Nephus Stanley and James Redmon. (Image Courtesy of Boyd Bros)

Six drivers with a combined 11 million safe driving miles were honored by their company, Boyd Bros. Transportation, Friday, Dec. 1, during an awards banquet.

Each of the drivers received a bonus, pay increase, a trophy and several other awards. They included:

James Redmon: 3 Million Miles

Redmon has spent his entire 23-year trucking career at Boyd Brothers. He reached three million safe-driving miles in August.

“It’s a great feeling and I’m just glad I’ve been able to do all three million with the same company,” Redmon said.

Redmon says you can’t let the way other people drive frustrate you, because when you’re frustrated, you’ll make mistakes. “Just be patient,” he said.

“There are professional drivers, then there is James. He raises the bar for all truckers,” said Kevin Spivey, Redmon’s fleet manager.

Boyd Bros. recognized its driver’s mile milestones at a lunch awards banquet at its Birmingham terminal.Boyd Bros. recognized its driver’s mile milestones at a lunch awards banquet at its Birmingham terminal.

For reaching three million safe driving miles (3MM), Redmon received a $6,000 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 3MM resolution, a 3MM cap, ring, jacket, 3MM patch, 3MM pin, 3MM belt buckle and truck decal.

Tim Frazier, the director of safety and member services for the Alabama Trucking Association, presented Redmon with a Certificate of Achievement for reaching the three million miles milestone. It was signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

Redmon is from Montgomery, Alabama.

Wayne Leosch: 2 Million Miles

Leosch says trucking is as simple as taking your time and planning ahead. “Take your time and do the job right the first time,” he said.

“Wayne weaves safety into everything he does. He is a great example of a 2 Million Miler,” Spivey said. Spivey is his fleet manager.

Leosch has spent his entire 22-year career with Boyd Bros. For reaching two million safe driving miles (2MM), Loesch received a $3,000 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 2MM cap, ring, jacket, 2MM patch, 2MM pin, 2MM belt buckle and truck decal.

Leosch is from Webb, Alabama.

Donald McMillian: 2 Million Miles

Redmon, left, was presented a Certificate of Achievement by Alabama Trucking Association’s Tim Frazier.Redmon, left, was presented a Certificate of Achievement by Alabama Trucking Association’s Tim Frazier.

McMillian says the key to success as a driver is to plan out each trip and never forget safety.

“You have to pay attention to others on the road and slow down,” McMillian, from Selma, Alabama, said.

“Donald defines Boyd Pride. His leadership makes a huge impact on our drivers,” said Spivey, his fleet manager.

McMillian has spent his entire 21-year career with Boyd Bros. For reaching two million safe driving miles, McMillian received a $3,000 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 2MM cap, ring, jacket, 2MM patch, 2MM pin, 2MM belt buckle and truck decal.

Nephus Stanley: 2 Million Miles

Stanley, from Newport News, Virginia, said reaching two million miles is humbling.

“I didn’t think I’d make it this far,” Stanley said.

Stanley’s fleet manager, Ruth Brummitt, said she is proud to work with him.

Stanley has spent his entire 18.5-year driving career with Boyd Bros. For reaching two million safe driving miles, Stanley received a $3,000 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 2MM cap, ring, jacket, 2MM patch, 2MM pin, 2MM belt buckle and truck decal. 

Jamie Johnson: 1 Million Miles

Johnson, from Pottsboro, Texas, was shocked but excited to reach one million miles. He stays focused on managing his time and tries to stay patient while he’s driving.

“Be sure to give yourself plenty of time. You have a better chance of being safe, if you’re not rushed. Deliver on time, because it’s a team effort. Without sales, you can’t achieve one million miles,” Johnson said.

Johnson has been with Boyd Bros. for 10 years and has been driving for 18 years. For reaching one million safe driving miles (1MM), Johnson received a $1,500 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 1MM cap, ring, jacket, 1MM patch, 1MM pin, 1MM belt buckle and truck decal.

“Jamie is a man you can depend on. He is a true professional,” said Rhetta Currie, his fleet manager.

Leon Moore: 1 Million Miles 

Moore said he tries to stay focused and tune out distraction while he’s on the road. His advice to other drivers trying to reach one million miles is that if they stay focused on being safe, they will achieve their safety goal.

“I try to keep calm more than anything,” Moore said.

Diana Galloway, Moore’s fleet manager, said he has worked hard for his success.

“I wish I could clone an entire fleet of him,” Galloway said.

Moore has been driving for 12 years and has spent 10 of those years with Boyd Bros. For reaching one million safe driving miles, More received a $1,500 bonus and a $0.01 cpm increase. He was awarded a trophy, a 1MM cap, ring, jacket, 1MM patch, 1MM pin, 1MM belt buckle and truck decal.

Moore is from Old Fort, North Carolina.

Kevin Spivey, a Boyd Bros. fleet manager, presents a three million miles trophy to his driver James Redmon.Kevin Spivey, a Boyd Bros. fleet manager, presents a three million miles trophy to his driver James Redmon.

Tim Frazier, the director of safety and member services for the Alabama Trucking Association, presented Redmon with a Certificate of Achievement.Tim Frazier, the director of safety and member services for the Alabama Trucking Association, presented Redmon with a Certificate of Achievement.

Jamie Johnson receives his million miler trophy from his fleet manager, Rhetta Currie.Jamie Johnson receives his million miler trophy from his fleet manager, Rhetta Currie.

Leon Moore, left, is recognized for reaching one million safe driving miles by his fleet manager, Diane Galloway.Leon Moore, left, is recognized for reaching one million safe driving miles by his fleet manager, Diane Galloway.

Boyd Bros. honored six of its drivers for reaching new miles milestones during a ceremony Friday, Dec. 1, at its Birmingham, Alabama terminal.Boyd Bros. honored six of its drivers for reaching new miles milestones during a ceremony Friday, Dec. 1, at its Birmingham, Alabama terminal.

Nephus Stanley, center, is recognized for reaching two million safe-driving miles. He was joined by his wife, Marcia, left.Nephus Stanley, center, is recognized for reaching two million safe-driving miles. He was joined by his wife, Marcia, left.

Fleet manager Kevin Spivey, left, presents his driver Wayne Loesch with a trophy for reaching two million safe-driving miles.Fleet manager Kevin Spivey, left, presents his driver Wayne Loesch with a trophy for reaching two million safe-driving miles.