Double L Transport Inc., in Turpin, Okla., hosted its 19th annual safety and awarded winners Jorge Rivera, left, Jesus Duran, Jason Jones and Lupe Miranda. Courtesy photo
• Special to the Leader & Times
Double L Transport Inc., in Turpin, Okla., hosted its 19th annual safety banquet on Saturday, April 20, at the Turpin School Cafeteria in Turpin. Certificates and cash awards were presented to each driver for their safe driving miles during 2012 as well as having no worker’s compensation claims.
Drivers honored had accumulated a total of 1,238,515 safe driving miles in 2012 and a grand cumulative total of 11,851,469 miles in their careers with the company.
Several drivers earned special awards in the company’s 250,000 safe mile increment categories this year.
A custom designed gold and silver belt buckle was presented to Jorge Rivera, Texhoma, Okla., for reaching 750,000 safe driving miles with the company. His accumulated safe miles totaled 770,684.
Jason Jones, Turpin, received a certificate awarding him a paid vacation trip for reaching 1 million safe driving miles. His accumulated safe miles totaled 1,041,240.
A custom designed ring with one diamond was awarded to Lupe Miranda for reaching 1.5 million safe driving miles. His accumulated safe miles totaled 1,554,988.
Jesus Duran, Turpin, was awarded an additional diamond for his ring as well as a certificate for a paid vacation trip for reaching 2 million safe driving miles with the company. His accumulated safe miles totaled 2,016,387.
Office and shop personnel were also included for cash awards if they did not have a worker's compensation claim in 2012.
On Feb. 27, Jones and Duran were honored by the Oklahoma Trucking Association at its annual Midwinter Conference in Oklahoma City as million-mile drivers. They also accepted a 2nd place award in the Fleet Safety Contest for the 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 irregular route category for the company.
Double L Transport, Inc. logged 1,117,922 miles in Oklahoma and was fortunate to have no preventable accidents in 2012.