Smith Transport Recognizes Mike Grimplin

Steve Pollock
April 2020

ROARING SPRING, PA…. Professional Truck Driver Mike Grimplin was honored with the Tommy Smith Golden Eagle Award this past March at a ceremony held at Smith Transport’s Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania headquarters.  Mike received the award for achieving 3 million safely driven miles during his 26 year career at Smith Transport. Mike’s proud family, including wife Patti, daughter Kristan and grandson Braydn were on hand for the ceremony.

For his outstanding achievement, Mike received a $5,000 check, engraved plaque, engraved watch, leather jacket, spring jacket with patch, certificate, a special decal for his truck, a $50 voucher for the company store and a $100 gift certificate.  

Mike currently works in Smith’s Gas Well Services Division.  Safety Director Chip Castello stated, “When I made my first trip with Mike to Appleton, Wisconsin, I knew right away that he was a Professional.  3 Million Miles is an extraordinary lifetime achievement.”

Mike is one of 5 Smith drivers who have achieved 3 Million Safe Miles, the other drivers are Jeff Bradley, Harold Palmer, Paul Storm and Mike Fields.  3 Million Miles is the equivalent of 120 trips around the Earth or six round trips to the moon and back.

There are 124 Professional Truck Drivers who have achieved 1 Million, 2 Million and  3 Million Miles safely driven in the Smith Transport fleet.

Smith Transport President and CEO Todd Smith remarked, “Our drivers in the Smith Transport family are absolutely outstanding.  There are many drivers in the trucking industry, but only a few true Professionals.  Smith Transport is a place where ordinary people do extraordinary things.”

Congratulations to Mike and the other Smith Transport 3 Million Mile Safe Drivers.