In less than a year, Cliff Negrete has been awarded both his 1.25 and 1.5 million mile awards. He's been with Central for about nine years, enjoys restoring his 1968 Mustang, and is proud of his two children and one grandchild.
We're proud of him accomplishing so much in such a short time. Not jut anyone can put in that many miles so quickly, and he does a great job steering the way with us.
Also known around the office as "Smiley," Benji started working for the CalArk program for Puerto Rican drivers in 1998. He already had eight years of experience driving there. He'd followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, who owned a trucking company.
Trucking may be different in some ways in this part of the country than in his, but the late-night hours of minding the speedometer and the importance of arriving on time are the same. He says he loves Central Hauling because of the family atmosphere and can't imagine working anywhere else.
Benji has three sons and enjoys riding his Harley. We enjoy that he's chosen to partner with us for so many years and miles. What an incredible milestone! Thank you for driving through three million miles with us! We're so proud of you for steering the way.
Driving long hours, often before most of us are awake, can make the long haul trucker's life a solitary experience not many outsiders understand. So when a social media-savvy road warrior shares his or her experiences to a broad audience, they often become a valued ambassador of life on the road.
Keith Lawson, AKA "The Palerider," is just such a window into the world of trucking. His dry wit and patience with the realities of trucking are often as important as the miles he puts in.
Not just anyone can rack up a million miles, either. How many hundreds of early mornings, slow rush hours, and nights spent at truck stops does it take to reach that milestone? We haven't counted, but we know we can count on Keith to help steer the way.
Thanks for choosing to work with us, thanks for showing the world the best part of trucking, thanks for putting the hardest parts of trucking into a context of humor and grace, and congratulations on driving a million safe miles with Central Hauling!
Check out Keith's YouTube channel here, and be sure to subscribe for a constant source of entertainment and knowledge.
We're proud to announce that one of our fierce lady road warriors has achieved a milestone only a select few of our drivers reach--one million safe miles!
Congratulations to Cheri Robertson for the hundreds of long drives, rush-hour slogs, on-time arrivals, hot coffees on chilly mornings, and patient eye rolls at grumpy four-wheelers. It takes a special, tough individual to work in this business and to stay with one company so long.
Cheri is one-in-a-million, and we're grateful and humbled that she's chosen to partner with Central Hauling for a million miles. Thanks, Cheri! We couldn't be happier that you keep steering the way for American business with us.