SOURCE: Greatwide Logistics

Greatwide Logistics

March 10, 2010 10:30 ET

Greatwide Logistics Services Recognizes Company Driver

Driver Operates Commercial Vehicle More Than Four Million Miles Without Accident

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, today announced the significant accomplishments of Rick Gassman, a company driver with a career spanning more than 51 years without a single moving violation or accident. Gassman's driving record is an example of Greatwide's relentless focus on safety, and comes on the heels of a recent announcement of the company's 26 percent improvement in collisions per million miles over the last four years.

Gassman is based out of Greatwide's Dubuque, Iowa, operations center, which services Nordstrom, Inc., one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers. Greatwide recognizes him due to his outstanding performance record, ability to operate in a safe manner and contributions to the company and community. In 2008, Gassman was recognized as Greatwide's Company Driver of the Year. Additionally, he recently placed second in the country in the prestigious Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Company Equipment Driver of the Year competition.

"We are very proud to have Rick as part of the Greatwide team and appreciate the support he and all the other Greatwide drivers provide for our business," says Loren VandenBerghe, director of transportation at Nordstrom. "Congratulations to Rick and the entire Dubuque team."

Gassman holds an impressive safety record; in his 51-year professional driving history, he has driven more than four and a half million miles without a collision. That's the equivalent of driving cross-country more than 1,300 times, or driving around the earth 160 times -- all without a single collision.

"On behalf of everyone at Greatwide, we are honored to have a professional driver such as Mr. Gassman in our organization," said John Simone, president and chief operating officer of Greatwide Logistics Services. "Because of drivers like him, we have been able to provide Nordstrom an exceptional level of service with a best-in-class collision rate of 2.18 collisions per million miles. Without a commitment to safety and customer service throughout our organization, we would not be able to meet and exceed our customers' expectations."

About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including dedicated, irregular route truckload, full-service truckload brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and managed transportation services. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit

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