JMC Restaurant Distribution Co., CiCi's Pizza's distribution outfit, held three company-wide trucking Road-eos in order to round up the top drivers who will represent them at the upcoming International Foodservice Distributors Association's (IFDA) competition. The safety and skills of both man and machine from JMC's three distribution locations were tested to determine each winner: Adrian Morman from Dallas, a nine-year team member and two-time winner; Mike Schaffer from Atlanta, an eight-year team member and two-time winner; and John Foster, a three-year team member.
The three JMC Distribution drivers will be sent on to compete at the IFDA rodeo in Nashville, Tenn., in September 2010. Winning at IFDA National's would result in an award of $10,000 from the company, in addition to anything won at the competition; a second through fourth place showing will result in a $3,000 award.
The JMC finals Road-eo event recognizes the hard work and safe driving record that JMC drivers exhibit on a daily basis. JMC drivers demonstrate their skills and knowledge through a pre-trip inspection and a field course entailing maneuvering an 18 wheeler through a series of obstacles similar to what they would encounter while making deliveries to their customer, CiCis Pizza.
"Truck driving Road-eos help reduce loss, improve morale and demonstrate safety. Drivers who compete are safer drivers. They practice all year -- every time they maneuver through congested traffic or back up to make a delivery in a tight alley," said Robert Kulick, president of JMC Distribution. "Their skill and JMC's safety record bodes well for our customers who trust us to make on time deliveries and the motoring public with whom we share the road."
More than 70 drivers participated in October for the honor of being named JMC Distribution's Road-eo winner at their center.
JMC is a unique foodservice distributor that focuses its attention solely on the CiCis system. JMC was founded in 1990 to support CiCis restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.