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Durham Post Office honors ‘million milers’
 
Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
by Special To The Triangle Tribune

DURHAM – Two Durham letter carriers and a clerk were honored recently for joining the ranks of the prestigious Million Mile Club, the highest honor given to professional drivers in the workplace.

Carriers’ Edward Best and Michael Couch, and Sales and Service Associate/Distribution Clerk, Louis Quinn, were recognized in front of their peers at Shannon Plaza Station as the latest inductees into the Million Mile Club.

Best, a 31-year veteran, delivers mail in the University Drive/Forest Hills side of town, while Couch, a 32-year employee, delivers near downtown Durham and part of Forest Hills. Quinn has been delivering Priority and Express Mail quite often during his 35 years of service.

Shannon Plaza Station Manager Beverly Torain and Post Office Operations Manager Donna Smith recognized the employees for their ability to drive regularly for the Postal Service for at least 30 years, which translates to at least 1 million miles, without incurring a preventable motor vehicle accident. The National Safety Council gives the award.

“We are very proud of these employees’ accomplishments, and our community should likewise be proud of the safety record they carry with them,” Torain said. “Earning this award speaks to their daily dedication and commitment to excellence, and they are more than deserving of it.” According to the NSC, the Million Mile Club is to professional driving what reaching Mt. Everest is to the sport of climbing.

 

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