WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – A Cherokee truck driver was recognized for his safety performance over his career.
Kenneth George of Cherokee was inducted into the National Private Truck Council’s Driver Hall of Fame on April 15. He was one of four recognized during the 2019 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to a release from Hy-Vee.
George has driven 3.5 million miles over 42 years. In that time, he has never had an accident or moving violation. George joined Hy-Vee in 1990 and is currently a driver for Hy-Vee’s Cherokee Distribution Center, which delivers perishable and non-perishable goods to more than 245 stores across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.
“Kenny exemplifies the Hy-Vee fundamentals every day in the way he takes care of our customers, both while delivering to our stores as well as when driving safely on the roadways,” said Jody Sandy, Hy-Vee’s vice president of supply chain, Lomar. “His positive attitude and genuine, humble demeanor are examples we can all aspire to learn from. We are so proud to have Kenny represent Hy-Vee by being the first Hy-Vee driver inducted into the National Private Truck Council’s Driver Hall of Fame.”
George started driving on a farm while in high school, eventually moving to transporting livestock.
Hy-Vee said that in 2018, they had 124 drivers receive incremental awards up to and including eight drivers who were awarded for one million safe and accident-free miles