Carrier Recognized for More Than Thirty Years of Accident-Free Driving
HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Hendersonville City Carrier Tim Jones was honored today as the 38th recipient of the “Million Mile Award”. The National Safety Council recognizes postal drivers who have driven at least 30 years without a preventable motor vehicle accident. Joining him at the event was his son Isaac and wife Rhonda.
With more than 30 years of accident free driving behind him, Jones joked, “My wife has corrected my driving habits over the years, so I guess that has helped. But seriously, he added, I have been fortunate over the years. I am always aware of my surroundings and after time it becomes second nature.”
District Manager Dave Fields said, “This is a testament to your dedication and this milestone is a result of your safe driving skills. I look forward to attending these events because it is a great accomplishment.”
Human Resource Manager David Mills, Charlotte Plant Manager Scott Raymond, Executive VP NALC (Branch 248) Gerald Brown, and Safety Manager Stephanie Harris were also in attendance.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency five consecutive years and the third Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 28th in the 2009 Fortune 500.