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Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates Own Transportation Teams for Operation Safe Driver Week

MANCHESTER, Connecticut – July 07, 2024 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, would like to take the opportunity to recognize its stellar transportation teams during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Operation Safe Driver Week.

With a growing and dedicated team of 156 drivers, 10 trailer mechanics and 12 support staff, Bob’s transportation team traverses over 12 million driving miles each year. With about 185 trucks and 1,400 trailers, Bob’s fleet includes daycab trucks as well as sleeper cabs capable of traveling cross-country (and many drivers have done this!).

What sets Bob’s transportation teams apart from others is their steadfast and measurable commitment to safety. Bob’s is proud to share that  the company surpassed one year  without a Department of Transportation reportable accident. The company is nearing 450 days DOT accident free!

“Safety culture in a company, such as Bob’s Discount Furniture, refers to the shared values, beliefs, and attitudes regarding safety within the organization. It encompasses the company’s commitment to prioritizing safety in all aspects of its operations, promoting awareness of potential risks, providing adequate training for employees, encouraging open communication about safety concerns, and consistently implementing and enforcing safety policies and procedures,” said Pete Sorrentino, Bob’s Senior Vice President Distribution & Logistics.

Bob’s is proud to share that company fleet safety manager, Angelo Cosimo received the Illinois Trucking Association’s “Safety Professional of the Year” award earlier this year.

Over the past year, Bob’s transportation team has implemented several new processes to ensure continued safety including recurring driver training, quarterly safety meetings, weekly safety tips for drivers, and safety scores for drivers and the company. At quarterly safety meetings, the team goes over the previous quarter’s results as well as discusses goals for moving forward. At every distribution center, a “safety tip” board is displayed for all to see.


Bob’s has continually scored in the top 13th percentile in SmartWay fleet reporting for its efforts in operating a clean and efficient fleet with the lowest possible CO2 and NOx output, named one of the best companies to work for by “Women In Trucking” 2 years in a row (with voting for the third year currently taking place), and won New Jersey Motor Truck Association’s “Safest Fleet of the Year” award  in June.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to all our drivers! Thank you for all that you do to keep us safe!

About Bob’s Discount Furniture

Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.  

With 177 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 9th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today and ranked #12 by HomeNewsNow on their 125 Furniture and Bedding Retailers 2023 listThe company is also recognized by Plant-A Research Group and Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces; America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity; America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families; and America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+. In addition, Bob’s was recognized by USA Today and Plant-A Research Group in their America’s Customer Service Champions list.

Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.