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United Natural Foods, Inc. Spotlights Four Elite Drivers in Driver Ambassador Program; Mark Bushway Details

United Natural Foods, Inc. Spotlights Four Elite Drivers in Driver Ambassador Program; Mark Bushway Details


PROVIDENCE, RI
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Often overlooked, drivers help keep our country fed and are a pivotal link in our nation’s supply chain. To spotlight this key group of workers, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has named four of its associates Elite Drivers of the Year as part of its Driver Ambassador Program, awarding them $10,000. The distributor also gave the distribution centers where each driver works a premium, UNFI-branded Navistar LT625 tractor that may be used for deliveries over the next year.

Mark Bushway, Chief Supply Chain Officer, United Natural Foods, Inc.“Our drivers epitomize the passion, commitment, and perseverance it takes to help make our customers stronger, our supply chain better, and our food solutions more inspired,” said Mark Bushway, Chief Supply Chain Officer. “This group delivers almost 43 million pounds of food each day and Jody, Andrew, James, and Serghei represent the best of UNFI. Their dedication to our customers, their profession, and UNFI are an inspiration, and we are very proud they are on our team.”

The UNFI Driver Ambassador Program celebrates drivers who achieve specific metrics for service, safety, and performance, a press release stated. During each quarter, UNFI drivers earn the Distinguished Driver Award if they meet attendance goals and do not have any preventable accidents or injuries, as well as hours of service or Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) violations. Drivers who achieve this level of excellence four quarters in a row become Elite Drivers. In the latest fiscal year, 40 percent of UNFI’s driver workforce, 1,040 drivers, attained Elite Driver status.

United Natural Foods, Inc. recently named four of its associates Elite Drivers of the Year as part of its Driver Ambassador Program

The following four Elite Drivers were selected as Elite Drivers of the Year:

  • Jody Lee Turski from UNFI’s Dayville, Connecticut, distribution center
  • Andrew Verhaeghe from UNFI’s Racine, Wisconsin, distribution center
  • James Tucker from UNFI’s Billings, Montana, distribution center
  • Serghei Trus from UNFI’s Aurora, Colorado, distribution center

A huge round of applause for the drivers that help keep our supply chain connected!

United Natural Foods, Inc.
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