GALVA — Cecil Worden of Galva was recently honored with the CHS Million Mile Safe Driving Award for driving more than two million miles without being involved in a crash. The award from CHS Transportation and Distribution honors employees who have driven at least one million miles without an accident.

Worden primarily hauls refined fuels throughout the southern region of the United States.

In its inaugural year, the CHS Million Mile Safe Driving Award honored 47 employees for safely completing one million miles, 11 employees for safely completing two million miles and one employee for safely completing three million miles.

“Attaining one million accident-free miles is an outstanding professional accomplishment. These employees’ dedication to safety is a great example of how CHS lives out our core value of safety every day and takes responsibility for the well-being of those living in the communities we serve,” said Patrick Hessini, vice president, CHS Transportation and Distribution. “By encouraging and rewarding safe driving behavior, we’re setting an example across the industry to lead with a safety-first culture and mindset.”

Employees achieving the one million milestone were inducted into the CHS Million Mile Safe Driving Club and received a recognition plaque and personalized leather jacket. Employees that completed two and three million miles — including Worden — were also honored at an awards banquet. 

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

CHS Transportation and Distribution specializes in the transportation of bulk liquid, petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas products. Its fleet of more than 700 trucks logs nearly 35 million miles every year.