March 25, 2014
It may have taken 27 years but it was worth the wait.
Preston Marshall is the first driver to achieve 3 million safe driving miles in the history of the Walmart Transportation office in LaGrange. The only driver closest to Preston’s accomplishment in LaGrange is about 5 years away.
Three million miles is 120 times around the earth, or about 12 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
Marshall was humble upon hearing the news. He said that toward the end of his achievement it appeared that the motoring public was trying to stop him from reaching his goal. He had to drive extra carefully and keep in mind that his achievement was accomplished one mile at a time.
Marshall spoke about his achievement at the Georgia Fleet Expo, an event sponsored by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. At the all-day event he received a lot of handshakes and questions on how he achieve so many safe miles.
Marshall was set to receive his special 3 million-mile safe driving truck at a ceremony today at the Walmart Distribution center. He will be the only driver to drive this truck, which was custom-made with his specifications.
Walmart Distribution officials congratulated Marshall “on a job well done.”