DAS Establishes ‘Haul of Fame’ Awards Recognizing Drivers with Accident-Free Records Measuring One Million Miles or More
New Award Program Welcomes 10 Drivers Showcasing DAS’ Commitment to Safety
June 28, 2012
DALLAS (June 1, 2012)– Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS), one of the largest auto transport companies in the U.S. since 1954, has established the Haul of Fame Awards, recognizing outstanding truck drivers that are part of the DAS driver network, who have accumulated million-mile increments accident-free.
The first Haul of Fame award recipients include: Jim Owens with five million miles; Anthony Dobbs and David Depasquale with four million miles; Vernon Mast with three million miles; Willie Lee, Gregory Ringo and Dennis King with two million miles; and Richard Hilton, Alan Hubbell and Robert McLemore with one million miles. DAS expects the Haul of Fame awards program to grow as DAS drivers maintain safe driving records.
“We are honored to have such high-caliber drivers as part of the DAS team and want to congratulate this group on an amazing achievement,” stated John Roehll, executive vice president of DAS. “As DAS strives to set an industry standard for safety and service, it’s only fitting that our drivers be recognized for their hard work and dedication to safety.”
To qualify for the DAS Haul of Fame, drivers must have accumulated at least one million miles of accident-free driving throughout their entire career. DAS references industry standards when classifying accident-free miles as mileage that does not include recordable, preventable collisions.
“Our program considers a driver’s total career mileage, not just the amount of miles they have driven on behalf of DAS,” added Roehll. “All truck drivers face daily challenges, chaotic situations and dangerous environments. Completing one million miles without an accident is an accomplishment regardless whose wheel you’re behind.”
Once it is determined that a driver qualifies for the Haul of Fame, they are given an award with their name and mileage engraved on the front. Inductees are also presented with a crest-shaped vinyl sticker for their truck signaling to others that they are sharing the road with a safe driver. Once accepted into the Haul of Fame, the driver’s name is added to a plaque that hangs in the DAS corporate office.
Founded in 1954, Dallas-based Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS) is one of the largest vehicle shipping service providers in the world. With more than 90 certified partner facilities, DAS safely and efficiently transports more than 100,000 vehicles each year. DAS ships everything from cars and motorcycles to vans and specialty vehicles via a variety of proven auto shipping methods. DAS provides vehicle transport services to customers anywhere across the country and around the world, including individuals, corporations and anyone that has the need to ship a vehicle. For more information about shipping with DAS, visit www.dasautoshippers.com.