Hy-Vee celebrates first 3 million mile safe driver

Hy-Vee driver Harold Major (front left) and his wife Cindy (front right) are pictured with Iowa City Hy-Vee store leaders (holding sign in back) after Harold reached the three million mile safe driving mark this past Thursday afternoon.

Harold Major is first Hy-Vee driver to reach milestone 

This past Thursday, Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that Harold Major, a driver from the Chariton Distribution Center, was the first driver in Hy-Vee history to reach the three million mile mark for miles driven without a preventable accident.

Major reached the historic milestone on Thursday afternoon during his drive to Iowa City from Chariton. When he left the Chariton distribution center on Thursday, he had 137 miles to go until the three-million mile mark.

After arriving, Major was met by a group of Iowa City Hy-Vee store directors and employees, along with his wife, Cindy, at the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City, where his accomplishment was celebrated by his fellow Hy-Vee employees.

Major has been a Hy-Vee employee since October 1989, when he began working in the Chariton grocery warehouse. In August 1993, he became a truck driver for the Chariton distribution center and has been driving for Hy-Vee ever since.

Major has been a member of the Hy-Vee Road of Gold Hall of Fame since May 2004, when he became Hy-Vee’s 28th driver to reach one million miles driven without a preventable accident.

Read the April 28, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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