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Perdue Farms salutes professional drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Alvin Smith

Perdue Transportation Inc. driver Alvin Smith, based in Lewiston, N.C., has logged more than 3 million consecutive save driving miles during a 30-year career at Perdue. Learn more about one of our "highway heroes."

Salisbury, Md. (September 19, 2012) — Perdue Farms is celebrating the important contributions of its 627 professional drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 16-22.

“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to visibly salute our drivers by displaying banners and signs throughout the company where our drivers deliver and pick up product, and treating them to cook outs,” said Chairman Jim Perdue. “During the week, I, along with dozens of our managers, ride along with one of our drivers. It gives you a real appreciation for their dedication to safety and customer service. Once you sit in the cab of a truck, you gain a true perspective on how professional these drivers are.”

Through its Perdue Transportation Incorporated fleet, the company’s drivers traveled more than 20 million miles in 2011 to deliver food products safely and on time to its customers.

Throughout its operations during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Perdue associates are taking the time to personally thank the professional drivers who deliver those products to the company’s customers, as well as drivers who deliver eggs to hatcheries, chicks and feed to the farm families who contract to raise the company’s birds, and who ship products between plants.

According to the American Trucking Association, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week honors the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America’s freight safely and securely everyday. These professional men and women log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67 percent of the 9.2 billion tons of freight shipped in the U.S.

To learn more about how essential the truck industry is, visit 222.ntdaw.org.

About Perdue
The Perdue Family of Companies includes Perdue Farms, Perdue AgriBusiness, and our shared services organizations. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to today’s third-generation of family leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned company dedicated to making Perdue the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. At the Perdue Family of Companies, we believe in responsible food and agriculture™.

For more information about Perdue, visit www.perdue.com™. 


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