Safe driving is the first topic you cover extensively when you start attending a truck driving school. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states its primary mission is to “reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” This says a tremendous amount about the value of being a safe truck driver. Of course, there’s always the reminder that you want to live to see another mile. Yet it takes a lot to be able to drive for a million miles as a truck driver without getting into an accident. So when a driver like New Penn hauler John D. Rogers covers three million miles, this is a major accomplishment.
John D. Rogers is a truck driver with a career spanning his life with 35 years of behind the wheel experience. All but three of those years have been hauling freight for New Penn. Rogers works as a line haul truck driver in New York at the Buffalo terminal. Over the course of three decades, Rogers has worked in the New England region with Northeastern trucking jobs. This has kept him around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cinnaminson, New Jersey, where New Penn has additional terminals and service centers.
Rogers is only the second truck driver for New Penn to hit the three-million milestone in safety since 2016. According to New Penn President Howard Moshier, “We are extremely proud of John’s three-million safe miles without a single preventable accident. He is a truly dedicated, skilled professional–concerned for his safety as well as the well-being of everyone he shares the road with. We thank him for his continuous commitment to safety. New Penn remains a regional industry leader, in part, because of experienced, skilled drivers like John.”
When asked how he handles his career so carefully, Rogers said, “The most important thing is to make sure I get plenty of sleep during the day and be well-rested. A safe driver should always stay alert. The best, most defensive maneuver out there is to always keep an eye on what everyone else is doing. Be aware of the people around you and leave yourself an ‘out.’ Also, after a lifetime spent transporting freight in all shapes and sizes, he is a firm believer in the adage, ‘if you own it, a truck brought it.’”
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Source: New Penn – Press