GREENWICH, Conn. – April 15, 2016 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has launched a North American campaign throughout its less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload networks to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a designation of the National Safety Council. The company dispatches approximately 18,000 professional truck drivers daily in its North American transportation operations.
XPO will partner with law enforcement and school districts throughout April to bring visibility to the dangers of distracted driving. Scheduled events include:
- Say No to Distracted Driving. On April 19 and 20, 2016, XPO professional driver Stephanie Klang will host six distracted driving presentations at Carthage Senior High School in Carthage, Mo. Klang is a Women in Trucking Image Team member and former America’s Road Team captain. The presentations will run from 7:55 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time on April 19, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. on April 20.
- “Gone Too Soon” Educational Video. On April 26, 2016, Sergeant John Lueckenhoff, public information and education officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will present an educational video and discussion on distracted driving at XPO’s operations center in Joplin, Mo., at 9:00 a.m. local time.
“We’ve all seen motorists text, eat, talk on the phone, even put on makeup while driving,” said Stephanie Klang, a veteran professional XPO driver with more than three million accident-free miles to her credit. “And we all know how dangerous inattentive drivers are. When someone is distracted from looking at the road and the cars around them, the consequences can be tragic.”
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