SIDNEY — Continental Express Inc. held its annual safety meeting for its employees on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Addressing the drivers were speakers Greg Schweppe and Sarah Goodwin, of Marsh & McLennan Insurance, who spoke about distracted driving; Mike Blackburn, with the Public Utilities Commission, who spoke on accident prevention; and Roy Broomfield, of Pro-Tread, who discussed the benefits of a fleet safety program.
The highlight of the meeting was the recognition of two drivers. John Boyd of Danville, Virginia, and George Hefner, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, were honored for their safe driving records. Boyd achieved 1 million consecutive, safe and accident free miles and Hefner accomplished 2 million consecutive, safe and accident free miles. Both drivers achieved a monumental and significant safety milestone. Each driver was presented with a trip to Las Vegas or the Bahamas, a generous cash gift and a plaque for his truck.
In addition to the million mile awards, numerous employees were honored with their safety awards.
At the end of the meeting, there was a meal and a raffle consisting of many gifts donated by Continental customers and vendors.
Continental Express Inc. is a refrigerated freight carrier serving primarily the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest and has been in business for over 30 years. The corporate office is based in Sidney, Ohio, and has five terminals located in Louisville, Kentucky; Danville, Virginia; Gaffney, South Carolina; Forth Worth, Texas; and Sidney Ohio. Continental operates with 350 trucks and 850 trailers, and employs 550 people. The company believes safety, service and communication are the keys to running an efficient and successful business.