A Texas trucker accomplished an impressive four million safe miles on Tuesday, marking the second HEB driver in history to achieve this feat.
Trucker Danny Guerrero Jr. his the milestone on Tuesday, September 28th, as he pulled into an HEB warehouse on Rittiman Road in San Antonio, Texas. When he arrived, a party of his fellow coworkers, drivers, and company leaders greeted him in congratulations. They even hosted an event for him to celebrate the achievement.
“This is unbelievable,” said Guerrero, “I didn’t expect it. I started at 21 years old … it’s something you get used to and if you like it, you’re going to hang onto it. Those last few miles driving here were stressful – but I made it.”
Guerrero began his career with HEB as a sanitation worker back in December of 1979, but within two and a half years he was driving trucks for HEB. By 1994, he was the 58th driver to be inducted into the HEB Truck Driver Hall of Fame, and by 2010 he was named HEB Driver of the Year.
“We are super grateful, proud, and thankful for his many years of service and for the standard he set in the profession,” said H-E-B Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics Carson Landsgard to KWTX News.
“It takes individuals like Danny to take the bar and set it high. In certain professions there are individuals who are superstars, who you admire and respect for doing the impossible. Danny gets to be in that elite status today.”
Guerrero is only the second HEB driver to ever hit the four million mile mark while remaining accident and incident free.
“It’s an honor that we recognize this tremendous accomplishment, and it’s a very important one too,” said H-E-B Group Vice President of Transportation Todd Wright. “He’s doing it while moving up to 80,000 pounds of product up and down Texas highways alongside other motorists.”
After 40 years of experience, Guerrero says he just has one piece of advice for his fellow drivers: “You don’t have to speed. Take your time. You’ll get there.”