4 million safe miles

‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe miles

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and back. He'd driven farm tractors prior to that. "I pretty well had it mastered by the time I went over the road." This might be a story emblematic of so many owner-operators', but for the fact that, as is well evident ...

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Schneider National driver exceeds 4 million safe miles

Schneider National Inc., company driver Mark DeSotel was honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles in his nearly 35 years with the fleet, based in Green Bay, Wis. Late last year, he became the third driver in the carrier’s history to achieve the distinction.

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