FedEx Ground, the small-package ground delivery service of FedEx Corp., has recognized Robert Waldron, a resident of Salem, for achieving 9 years of safe driving without a preventable accident.
Waldron has been a professional truck driver for 9 years with FedEx Ground and works out of the company’s Roanoke facility.
“FedEx Ground drivers are among the most highly skilled in the industry, and the fact that Robert has reached this important milestone shows his commitment to making the nation’s roads safer for everyone,” said Stephen Johnston, Managing Director, Carolina Region. “Safe drivers like Robert embody our unwavering focus on safety in everything we do.”
With one of the safest fleets in the country, FedEx Ground has more than 20,000 vehicles on the road. Three times, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has recognized FedEx Ground with the President’s Trophy, the industry’s most prestigious honor for safety.
About FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery or convenient residential service. With a network of more than 500 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery terminals, FedEx Ground has a workforce of more than 70,000 employees and independent contractors and 20,000 motorized vehicles delivering over 3.5 million packages daily throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company reported annual revenue of $6.7 billion in fiscal year 2008.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $39 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees and contractors to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
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Submitted by David Westrick, Corporate Communications of FedEx Ground.