Stater Bros. Honors Truck Drivers for Safety

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Stater Bros. Markets recently recognized its 273 Truck Driversfor safely transporting the best and freshest quality merchandise from the Company’s 2.1 million sq. ft. Distribution Centerto your local Stater Bros. market.

The 35th Annual Driver’s Safety Awards Breakfast was recently held at the Riverside Convention Center.

At the breakfast, Raymond Fernandes, Manuel Garcia, Steven Powers, Dan Rosetti and Kirk Sumpter were recognized for earning the “One Million Miles Safe Driving” award.To receive this prestigious award, Stater Bros. Truck Drivers must maintain a record of 15-years of safe driving without a single accident or citation.  Award recipients are presented with special “Million Mile” jackets and caps to acknowledge their dedication and commitment to road safety.

To date, there are over 161 current and retired “Family”members who have earned the highly regarded “One Million Miles Safe Driving” award. In addition, there are25 current and retired “Family”members who have earned the “Two Million Miles Safe Driving” award, which requires 30-years of citation and accident free safe driving.

“I am so proud of the professionalism our Truck Drivers demonstrate daily,” stated Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden.  “Their professionalism not only contributes to the Company’s success but to the safety of the communities we serve.”  Van Helden concluded.

Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California.  The Company currently operates 172 supermarkets, and there are approximately 17,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Markets and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, visit

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