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Safety First For Frito-Lay's Million Milers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Safety First For Frito-Lay's Million Milers08:00 EDT Wednesday, September 19, 2012Company Recognizes Over-the-Road Drivers Who Have Traveled One or More Million Accident-Free MilesPLANO, Texas, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit today recognized 100 over-the-road (OTR) drivers in the U.S. and Canada who have reached the career milestone of driving more than one million, two million, or three million miles accident-free."The Frito-Lay fleet is not only one of the largest private fleets in North America, but also one of the safest," said Bill Simkins, manager, national fleet safety, Frito-Lay North America. "Our drivers attend extensive training programs and consider safety to be their number one priority. We thank this year's Million Milers for their dedication to Frito-Lay and for keeping our roads accident-free every day."Frito-Lay's Million Milers have high-caliber safety skills honed through regular and robust training and adherence to good driving behaviors. Frito-Lay utilizes skills maneuvering courses, advanced driving simulators and team collaborations on best practices to create a positive safety culture and to help its drivers maintain their skills.On average it takes a Frito-Lay OTR driver about 12 years to reach the one million mile mark. The company now has more than 500 active Million Milers on the roads daily.This year, two drivers achieved more than three million accident-free miles and 22 drivers achieved two million miles. Through the Million Milers program and the company's extensive safety efforts, Frito-Lay has seen a 71% decline in total collisions since 2002.The Million Milers, along with their families, were recognized by Frito-Lay's top executives at an annual gala at the company's headquarters in Plano, Texas.Frito-Lay North America's 2012 Million Milers:Three Million MilersDwight C. Brooks - Topeka, Kan.Henry Pollitz - Pulaski, Tenn.Two Million MilersCaliforniaRichard Gillin - Cucamonga, Calif.Thomas Myers - Kern, Calif.CanadaJohn Devos - Cambridge, OntarioColoradoMarty Okland - Denver, Colo.IllinoisEd Lave - Oak Forest, Ill.IndianaDan Rawlings - Frankfort, Ind.Gordon Watson - Frankfort, Ind.KansasSteve R. Coder - Topeka, Kan.George Bunnel - Topeka, Kan.Charles Haller - Topeka, Kan.Caroll W. Seastrom - Topeka, Kan.OhioTim Ray - Canton, OhioTennesseeKenny Coulter - Pulaski, Tenn.Glenn E. Sandmeyer - Fayetteville, Tenn.TexasRaymond Brink - Irving, TexasJames Freeman - Rosenburg, TexasDavid Jackson - Irving, TexasJim Scott - Irving, TexasRonnie Williams - Rosenburg, TexasWashingtonHarold Alcorn - Vancouver, Wash.Bob Rambin - Vancouver, Wash.WisconsinMike Eddy - Beloit, Wis.One Million MilersArizonaFrank Hames - Casa Grande, Ariz.David Marcianti - Casa Grande, Ariz.Dirk Moeller - Casa Grande, Ariz.Jim Wesson - Phoenix, Ariz.ArkansasRon Hudspeth - Jonesboro, Ark.Wayne Lindemann - Jonesboro, Ark.CaliforniaDan Acosta - Modesto, Calif.Rene Acupan - Kern, Calif.Steve Nolin - Cucamonga, Calif.Frank Perez - Kern, Calif.CanadaGaston Bourgeult - Lauzon, QuebecAndy Smith - Lethbridge, AlbertaColoradoKirk Fuss - Denver, Colo.Leland Henderson - Denver, Colo.Ross Hulbert - Denver, Colo.Connecticut Victor Bazinet - Killingly, Conn.Kenneth Boehme - Killingly, Conn.James Janelle - Killingly, Conn.Garrett Lemek - Killingly, Conn.Virgilio Silva - Killingly, Conn.Theodore Wish Jr. - Killingly, Conn.FloridaMalvin James - Orlando, Fla.Terry Klis - Orlando, Fla.John McCaughin - Orlando, Fla.Jock Sterling - Orlando, Fla.Jairo Tamayo - Orlando, Fla.Bob Young - Orlando, Fla.GeorgiaJeff Lott - Perry, Ga.Perry Tate - Perry, Ga.Michael Tharpe - Perry, Ga.Alan Willis - Perry, Ga.IllinoisAndy Gray - Carol Steam, Ill.Chris Matejka - Oak Forest, Ill.IndianaJim Carithers - Frankfort, Ind.Jeffrey Durham - Frankfort, Ind.Dave McGriff - Frankfort, Ind.Bill Radcliff - Frankfort, Ind.Thomas Thompson - Frankfort, Ind.KansasGrey Armagost - Topeka, Kan.Larry Chrum - Topeka, Kan.Christopher Eugene Littrell - Topeka, Kan.Arnold Peterson - Topeka, Kan.Robert Smith - Topeka, Kan.MarylandRick Gorsuch - Aberdeen, Md.Bob Miller - Aberdeen, Md.Bill Sparr - Aberdeen, Md.Ron Vitcusky - Aberdeen, Md.John Whittaker - Aberdeen, Md.New YorkThomas McManamon - Kirkwood, N.Y.Mike Vanderheide - Kirkwood, N.Y.North CarolinaRon Holcombe - Charlotte, N.C.Randy Smith - Charlotte, N.C.Randy Wingo - Charlotte, N.C.OhioJoe Baltzley - Canton, OhioPennsylvaniaJeff Berger - Williamsport, Pa.Jerry Martin - York, Pa.Carl Probst - Williamsport, Pa.John Spencer - Williamsport, Pa.Tennessee Robert Balch - Fayetteville, Tenn.Stanley Hill - Fayetteville, Tenn.Jeremy Lord - Pulaski, Tenn.Jack Marshall - Fayetteville, Tenn.Brian White - Pulaski, Tenn.TexasDarnell Bradshaw - Rosenburg, TexasMark Cash - Irving, TexasWendell Jones - Dallas, TexasJerry Marino - San Antonio, TexasPaul Richter - Rosenburg, TexasKen Wright - Irving, TexasUtahRob Sanderson - West Valley, UtahVirginiaMark VanPelt - Lynchburg, Va.WashingtonIrving Adams - Vancouver, Wash.Shawn Koester - Vancouver, Wash.Billie Williamson - Vancouver, Wash.WisconsinBrett Ousley - Beloit, Wis.Richard Rice - Beloit, Wis.About Frito-Lay North AmericaFrito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website,, the Snack Chat blog, and on Twitter at PepsiCoPepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses â?" Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola â?" make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit PepsiCo:Twitter (@PepsiCo) Facebook PepsiCo Blogs PepsiCo Press Releases PepsiCo Multimedia PepsiCo VideosSOURCE Frito-Lay North AmericaFor further information: Chris Kuechenmeister, Frito-Lay, +1-972-334-2044,