Mid-America Moments: Driver Nathanial Blue Leaves Great Legacy At Boyd Bros.
Nathanial Blue and his family attend a proclamation ceremony with former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.
Nathanial Blue visits with former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.
Clayton, AL… Boyd Bros. Transportation is mourning the loss of one of its seasoned drivers, Nathanial Blue. Blue, who recently passed away at the age of 64, joined the Boyd Bros. family back in November of 1977 and spent his entire career dedicating himself to driving safely and professionally, while being a great example to other drivers. He was the only driver in the company's history to earn four million miles of safe driving.
“Blue was not only a superior driver, but he was also a wonderful, caring person,” said Betty Nix, director of recruiting for Boyd Bros. “He was always thinking of others and watching out for other people.”
Achieving one or two million miles of safe driving is a difficult feat for any driver. It takes drivers many years of hard work, dedication and attention to detail to reach this milestone. Blue earned his four millionth mile in August 2006. Boyd Bros. honored Blue by hosting a large Nathaniel Blue Day celebration and presenting him with a sizeable check and brand new truck. Blue and his family were also invited to visit Alabama Gov. Bob Riley’s office at the state capitol for a proclamation ceremony.
“To be the kind of driver Blue was, you have to focus, be smart and be cautious,” Nix said of Blue, who retired from driving in 2009. “He was an exceptional man and a loyal employee to Boyd Bros. He’ll be greatly missed by our Boyd Bros. family.”