April 30, 2015

PLANO, Texas, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit recently recognized 93 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- and incident-free.

"Frito-Lay operates one of the safest fleets in North America, and our Million Milers are the gold standard in the company providing our safety foundation," said Bill Simkins, director of fleet safety, Frito-Lay North America.  "Our drivers complete extensive driver training and skills development, and there are no safer drivers on the road. 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 business unit now has more than 700 active Million Milers on the roads daily.

This year, two drivers achieved three million accident-free miles and 22 drivers achieved two million miles and 69 reached the one-million mile mark. Through the Million Milers program and the company's extensive safety efforts, Frito-Lay has seen a 44 percent decline in total collisions since 2005.

The Million Milers, along with their families, were recognized by Frito-Lay's top executives at the annual banquet in Dallas this week.

About Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America generated more than $14 billion in net revenue in 2014 and is the convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com/, the Snack Chat blog, http://www.snacks.com/ and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.


1 Million Milers

Dave Anthrop, West Point, Ind.
Charles Arseneau, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Butch Bagsby, Dickson, Tenn.
Neeraj Bali, Aberdeen, Md.
Todd Bishop, Fort Collins, Colo.
Joseph Bombardo, Clermont, Fla.
Keith Bovier, Binghampton, N.Y.
Jack W. Boyes, Minerva, Ohio
Mike Briscoe, W. Lethbridge, Canada
Gregg Camara, Swanson, Mass.
Jimmie Chism, Chicago Heights, Ill.
Tommy Colston, Burleson, Texas
Deon T. Cooper, Richmond, Texas
Stephen DeVillez, Danielson, Conn.
John Fredrick, Jersey Shore, Pa
Mark Fricke, Brookland, Ark.
Kevin Friday, Monroe, N.C.
Mike Gibbs, Vancouver, Wash.
Fred Gibson, Jonesboro, Ark.
Kevin L. Green, Debary, Fla.
Matthias R Hall, Hawkinsville, Ga.
Dave Harmer, Petersburg, Mich.
Stanford Harpe, Perry, Ga.
Jason Harvey, Vienna, Ga.
Lucious Hayes, Orlando, Fla.
Don Jackson, Lafayette, Colo.
Billy Johnson, Pocahontas, Ark.
Chris Katinas, Woodstock, Conn.
Michael W. Ketchum, Richmond, Texas
Dave King, Streamwood, Ill.
Kevin Kullman, Orlando, Fla.
William R Lane, Lebanon, Ind.
Tommy Latimer, Bedford, Va.
Robert Lebeuf, Atwater, Calif.
Everette Lennon, Aurora, Colo.

Michael Mallinak, Akron, Ohio
Kevin Mann, Forest, Va.
Geoff May, Lynchburg, Va.
David McAdams, Marmaduke, Ark.
Richard McCullock, Lynch Station, Va.
Curtis McKean, Lethbridge, Canada
Gilbert Medeiros, Cambridge, Canada
William Meeks, Astatula, Fla.
Stan Murk, Topeka, Kansas
Hop Nguyen, Denver, Colo.
Michael Ogletree, Byron, Ga.
Craig Olson, Nanaimo,
Tim O'Marrah, Noblesville, Ind.
Joe Ronnebaum, Auburn, Kansas
Archie Ross, Warner Robins, Ga.
Mike Rufenacht, Bel Air, Md.
Bruce Rufer, Janesville, Wis
Nick Schneider, Phoenix, Ariz.
Bruce Smith, Strasburg, Colo.
Miguel Soto, Magna, Utah
Donald Starcher, Massillon, Ohio
Greg Stewart, Clarksville, Tenn.
Brian Storey, Topeka, Kansas
David Taggart, Apalachin, N.Y.
Duane Taylor, Rising Sung, Md.
Robert Updegraff, York, Pa.
Leslie Wahl, Binghamton, N.Y.
David D Walger, Sugarland, Texas
Joe Warnier, Etiwanda, Calif.
Tony Weeks, Grass Lake, Mich.
Dennis Whitten, Pulaski, Tenn.
Ron Wigginton, Gladstone, Mo.
Mark Williams, Cochran, Ga.
James Williamson, Cantebury, Conn


2 Million Milers

Timothy Balis, Footville, Wis.
Edward Beargeon, Danielson, Conn.
Jeffrey Carson, Springville, Pa.
Jeff Deane, Frankfort, Ind.
Tim Dority, Kirklin, Ind.
Calvin Dowell, Colora, Md.
Jim Dressler, Parker, Colo.
Eric Furr, Fort Mill, S.C.
John Halusek, Killarney, Fla.
Dave Hershman, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Ken Howell, Chandler, Ariz.

Larry Joe Hufford, Rossville, Ind.
Perry Johnson, Brodhead, Wis.
Dale Johnston, Rossville, Ind.
James Maynard, Danielson, Conn.
James Rabun, Warner Robins, Ga.
Kevin Rumrill, Woodstock, Conn.
Chuck Sorden, Delia, Kansas
Robert Traylor, Hawkinsville, Ga.
Steve Waggoner, Richmond, Texas
Richard Ward, Frankfort, Ind.
Leo Widhalm, Aurora, Colo.


3 Million Milers

Freddie Hall, Rock Hill, S.C.

Javier Hernandez, Warner Robbins, Ga.



SOURCE Frito-Lay North America