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2015 Class of Million Milers

There are 131 BCOs who make up Landstar’s 2015 Class of Million Mile Safe Drivers. They are the men and women who move America and everything they do – is done by putting safety first. This year 122 were inducted as One Million Mile Safe Drivers, eight as Two Million Mile Safe Drivers and one achieved Three Million Mile status. 

Becoming a Million Miler is no easy task. Collectively this year’s new inductees have driven over 131 million miles! That’s equivalent to driving the earth’s circumference of 24,902 miles more than 5,260 times. Driving just one million miles would take almost two years of driving, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at a constant 60 miles per hour. 

Million Milers put safety above all else and their safety records prove it; they continuously do the right thing behind the wheel and share the Landstar safety-first culture. 

But safety isn’t the only passion for these business capacity owners. Aside from spending time with their families, they have interests and hobbies that keep them busy on and off the road.

Jose Banuelos of Tucson, Arizona

– Former chef, still passionate about food and cooking for family

Trent Bartlett of Adelanto, California

– Roller skating

Perry Borntreger of Reed City, Michigan

– Economics and teaching others how to succeed

Jim Block  of Eland, Wisconsin

– Restoring old cars

Ismael Cendejas of Santa Ana, California

–  Playing the violin and trumpet  (sometimes in his cab)

Derrick Clarke  of Atlanta, Georgia

–  Former college football player, still likes playing and watching the sport

Jim Cotner of Bowling Green, Missouri

– Dirt track racing

Dennis Cockerham  of Dayton, Texas

 –Woodworking

Rick Haywood  of Lake Station, Indiana

– Volunteer firefighter and church deacon          

Debbie Hudler of Lake Alford, Florida

– Crochet and sewing

Carl Johnson of Machesney Park, Illinois

– Skeet shooting

Brady Jones of Panhandle, Texas

– Raising show cattle

Rich McIntosh of Palm Bay, Florida

– Volunteers with “Run for the Wall,” a Shriner
and a Mason

Tom McPherson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

– Firearms instructor

Gregory Michels of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

– Rebuilds old computers

Ricky Mills of Smithville, Mississippi

– Makes bird houses

Anthony Mitchell of Ashford, Alabama

– Collects Hot Wheels miniature cars

Lacy Murry, Jr. of Kissimmee, Florida

– Golfing

Tuan Nguyen of Olive Branch, Mississippi

– Shooting pool

Vladimir Ougriniouk  of Ontario, Canada

–  Amateur photographer

Cesar Rodriguez  of Ontario, Canada

– Professional welder

Click here to download a PDF version of this story from the Road to Success magazine.