SAN ANTONIO, TX –– When Danny Guerrero turned a driver with H-E-B greater than 40 years in the past, he by no means imagined he would break an organization file.
In accordance with H-E-B, Guerrero has pushed 4 million miles with out being concerned in an accident or acquired a quotation for a site visitors violation –– the one driver within the firm’s historical past to achieve this milestone. The space is equal to creating 160 journeys across the Earth.
“We’re tremendous grateful, proud, and grateful for his a few years of service and for the usual he set within the occupation,” stated Carson Landsgard, H-E-B Government Vice President of Manufacturing, Provide Chain, and Logistics. “We’re tremendous happy with all our drivers. We really have the perfect workforce in all of the trade. Nevertheless it takes people like Danny to take the bar and set it excessive. In sure professions, there are people who’re superstars, who you admire and respect for doing the unimaginable. Danny will get to be in that elite standing at present.”
Guerrero first joined H-E-B in December of 1979 as a sanitation companion at a grocery warehouse. Two years later Guerrero turned a full-time driver. In accordance with Guerrero he enjoys chewing spearmint gum and listening to nation and rock music to assist go the time behind the wheel.
For almost all of his time as a driver, Guerrero labored as an in a single day driver making runs to the Rio Grande Valley by way of all varieties of climate and pure disasters.
“It’s an honor that we acknowledge this super accomplishment, and it’s a vital one too,” stated Todd Wright, Group Vice President of Transportation. “He’s doing it whereas shifting as much as 80,000 kilos of product up and down Texas highways alongside different motorists. So, it’s much more essential that he does it safely. That’s what he and all our drivers do every day.”
By 1994, Guerrero was inducted into the H-E-B Truck Driver Corridor of Fame. The Corridor of Fame honors companions who drive at the least a million secure miles on the highway.
Guerrero skilled many H-E-B drivers who’re presently within the Corridor of Fame members –– resulting in greater than 16 million consecutive secure driving miles for different H-E-B drivers.
Guerrero, also referred to as “Non-Cease” on CB radio, was honored for his achievement on Monday, September twenty eighth.
As he drove to the H-E-B warehouse on Rittiman Highway in San Antonio Guerrero was escorted by DPS for the ultimate miles earlier than hitting the milestone. Guerrero was acquired with cheers from household, associates, fellow H-E-B drivers, and firm leaders who all gathered to rejoice his milestone.
“That is unbelievable. I didn’t count on it. I began at 21 years outdated … it’s one thing you get used to and when you prefer it, you’re going to hold onto it,” stated Guerrero. “These previous couple of miles driving right here have been tense. However I made it and now I’m alright. You don’t have to hurry. Take your time. You’ll get there.”
Guerrero now wears four-star pins on his shoulder to commemorate his accomplishment.