History was made as Phil Fortin became the first J.B. Hunt driver to achieve 5,000,000 safe driving miles!
Phil is an intermodal driver out of South Gate, California and has driven with J.B. Hunt since 1984. He built his 35-year career on safety, earning 33 safe driving awards to date. With his latest achievement, his safe driving bonuses now total more than $125,000.
We celebrated Phil’s tremendous milestone at our South Gate terminal. Returning from his 5,000,000th safe mile, Phil was greeted by a boisterous crowd waving pom-poms and holding signs of congratulations. Once out of his truck, a short ceremony was held where Senior Vice President of Safety, Greer Woodruff, presented Phil his $50,000 check. The celebration didn’t end there – Phil’s 5 Million Mile decal was placed on his truck and a reception with coworkers past and present commenced.
When asked about his incredible achievement, Phil said, “I don’t know if pride is the word that I would use. I think it’s more of just being satisfied in the effort that I put into it every day.”
We are incredibly proud to call Phil a J.B. Hunt driver and appreciate his dedication to safety and J.B. Hunt. Congratulations, Phil!
Want to join the ranks of great drivers like Phil? Call 1-877-791-9458 to learn about our driving opportunities or pre-qualify now.