According to a statement issued by thePepsiCo-owned company, Frito-Lay North America has seen a 70% reduction in vehicular collisions since 1999, due to both its extensive safety efforts and the company’s Million Milers program.
Frito-Lay awards the designation of “Million Miler” to any driver that has driven an increment of 1 million miles without an accident. This year, 95 of the company’s over-the-road drivers passed the milestones of 1, 2, or 3 million accident-free miles. The company now has over 500 “Million Milers” active on the roads each day, almost a full 40 percent of its U.S. drivers. 7 drivers have driven over 3 million miles without an accident during their careers at Frito-Lay.
This year’s class of “Million Milers” was recognized by Frito-Lay’s top executives at an annual event at the company’s national headquarters in Plano, Texas.
The company states that Frito-Lay drivers uses driving simulators, skill-honing training courses, and team collaborations on best practices to create a positive culture of safety in its workforce and help its drivers maintain the skills they need to stay safe on the road.
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