Highway Transport Contractor Jim Raines achieved the two million mile award. Take a look at the following images captured throughout Jim’s career. You will soon notice that professional tanker truck drivers have a common trait…calm, personable, easygoing on the outside. On the inside?…hard work, dedication, and superior operating skill. Driving two million miles without an accident demonstrates Jim’s dedication to this profession. His name joins the plaque at Highway Transport HQ, a place of highest honor. This plaque contains very few names. Why? Because tanker trucking is not easy. Safely operating a 65-foot tanker hauling liquid is something only a select few can achieve. In the coming days-weeks-years, we’ll all reach out to Jim and enjoy fun day-to-day conversations, but don’t let his pleasant demeanor overshadow this fact…you are standing in the presence of Highway Transport nobility.
On Friday, May 12, 2017 Highway Transport leaders were privileged to take Jim to dinner and present him with a plaque, a check, and a 2-million-mile decal for his tractor.
A celebration dinner was held to honor Highway’s newest member of the million mile club…Donald R. Franks. He goes by “Robert.” Franks drove one million miles without a preventable accident or incident. Robert served as an Ecolab driver out of Garland, TX from 2007 until March 2017. This marks only the 18th time in our company history that Highway has bestowed the Million Mile Award. “Robert’s work was exceptional. He is the kind of driver we were proud to send out on the road to represent us. Throughout Highway Transport’s 69-year legacy, customers have always been willing to pay for the superior level of service that Highway provides. They know we only hire the best. Case in point was Robert Franks. ” Robert was also presented the one million mile decal. Larry Edwards, fleet director, started this decal program. He designed the special emblem. This is one step we can take to commemorate this important milestone.