It was a celebration of safety Tuesday in Lowell.
JB Hunt honored 53 drivers at its annual Million Mile Ceremony for surpassing 2 million safe miles within the past year.
Drivers got to participate in the million mile walk of fame with hundreds of employees lining four flights of stairs providing applause, high-fives and hugs.
“Having a driver force like this is so important. It shows you the commitment and the skills of these drivers operating on our roadways each and everyday in weather conditions and heavy traffic conditions,” said Craig Harper, chief operations officer for J.B. Hunt. “You know, they’re driving inches away from your family and mine, our kids and grandkids. So, it’s critical to have drivers like this as part of our company.”
Harper said it takes 400 hundred trips across the U.S. to make it to a million miles.