A trucker in Mahoning County, Ohio, recently performed his final shift without ever experiencing an accident.
That means he worked 27 years and logged three million miles with no major problems, WKBN reported Friday.
Jeff Harley enjoyed a police escort to a retirement celebration Friday that was held at the Yellow Truck Terminal in Beaver Township.
Friends and family members attended to cheer him on.
— WKBN 27 First News (@WKBN) October 29, 2021
Throughout his entire career, Harley never once logged an accident.
“Can you imagine 3 million miles, you don’t hit a deer? For 3 million miles, you don’t hit a curb. How many people can go a year without getting a speeding ticket?” Mandy McHenry, terminal manager, told the outlet.
Video footage showed him waving to people from inside his truck as an employee in a vest snapped photos and gave him the thumb’s up for his achievement.
McHenry told WFMJ that during his time with Yellow, he was an exceptional employee.
“He does a lot for our company, he does a lot for our city, he does a lot for his family and for his coworkers and that needs to be acknowledged and appreciated,” she said.
Harley and his disabled son were escorted to the Yellow terminal by OSP troopers, a Mahoning County sheriff’s deputy, and Beaver County police.
When they arrived, Harley was greeted by fellow workers who lined up outside the building and a gathering with baked goods and coffee.
His son received Yellow “swag” that included a t-shirt and a hat.
Harley told WFMJ he made many good friends during his time with the company, adding he managed to make it this far without one accident by “just paying attention.”
Social media users praised his big accomplishment, one writing, “Sign of a true professional!”
“Thank you for your safe operation of your vehicle over the years. Cheers to your Retirement,” another person commented.