CARE | TEAM MEMBER HEALTH & SAFETY INITIATIVES
ENSURING DRIVER SAFETY With one of the largest delivery fleets in the country, employing the best drivers is important and we go to great lengths to train and develop our drivers to help ensure they comply with all safety standards. Expanding our SmartDrive™ video-based telematic coaching and feedback system to the majority of our stores was a key accomplishment in 2021. SmartDrive records any distraction occurring inside or outside of a vehicle. Any event that registers as a safety risk is logged and sent to an intelligence portal that allows general managers to review the incident and provide coaching to the team member. In addition, we completed the deployment of our in-house Advance Driver Program to provide additional training. We also instituted regular motor vehicle records checks on all our drivers. Collectively, these driver safety practices contributed to reduced collision.
50 TH ANNIVERSARY OF SALINA DC In 2021, the Advance distribution center in Salina, Kansas, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Several members of the Advance leadership team traveled to Salina to personally congratulate and thank the team and to remember long-time General Manager Devin Kurtz, who unfortunately passed away earlier in the year. “It was wonderful to celebrate with the DC team members and see the progress that has been made over the last half century since the DC’s inception. As leaders, nothing is more gratifying than to hear first-hand about the success of our team members and how we can better support them in servicing our customers,” said Reuben Slone, executive vice president, supply chain. The Salina facility was built in 1971 as a Western Auto Distribution Center, and in 1988, was acquired by Advance. It encompasses about 437,000 square feet, employs around 200 team members, and serves hundreds of Advance and Carquest locations. In 2018, the Salina DC earned recognition as the Advance DC of the year. Key to its success is strong leadership and exceptional team members. Not only has 13% of the staff been with the company for 20 years or longer, but 7% of the staff have been with the company 30 years or more. Now that’s worthy of a celebration!
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