UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 65 elite drivers from North Carolina are among 1,283 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

North Carolina boasts 291 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,127 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state’s senior safe driver, with 40 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,752 total UPS drivers in North Carolina.

Globally, 6,486 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up 178,663 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers, or the equivalent of circling the earth more than 212,000 times.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Dow Dameron, president, UPS South Atlantic District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 50 years of driving without an accident. Thomas Santocke of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., are next in line with 44 years each of safe driving. Thirty-seven others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging nearly 3 billion miles a year and averaging less than one accident for every million miles driven.

UPS invested $175 million in 2012 on safety training and employs its own comprehensive driving course called “Space and Visibility.” All UPS drivers are taught safe driving methods beginning on the first day of classroom training through the company’s defensive driving platform. The training continues throughout their careers.

Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.

More information on UPS’s commitment to safety is available at http://www.pressroom.ups.com/safety.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center. If you’re interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin at dmcmackin@ups.com .

Following is a list of North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
 

Driver
 

Hometown
 

UPS Work Location
Harold Anderson   Fleetwood   Wilkesboro
Turner Avery Jr   Trinity   High Point
Clifton Ballard   Leland   Wilmington Center
Jeffrey Barker   Roaring River   Wilkesboro
JC Barnett   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub
Claude Bell   Durham   Chapel Hill
Richard Blanton   Mount Holly   Charlotte Hub
Roger Bradford   Burnsville   Asheville
Britton Brown   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub
Curtis Burrell   Gastonia   Charlotte Hub
Tony Burris   Cullowhee   Sylva
James Cannon II   Fayetteville   Fayetteville Center
James Cash   Louisburg   Raleigh
Rayburn Chestnutt   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub
Randy Childres   Connelly Springs   Lenoir
Jerry Crowell Jr   Concord   Salisbury
Connie Daughtry   Winnabow   Wilmington Center
Charles Dicus   Asheville   Asheville
Rondy Douglas   Charlotte   Kannapolis
Delores Easter   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub
Calvin Ford   Goldsboro   Goldsboro Center
Stanley Forney   Asheville   Asheville
Reginald Grier Sr   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub
Doyle Holliday   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub
Steven Jackson   Youngsville   Raleigh
Granger Jenkins   High Point   Greensboro Hub
David Johnson   Burlington   Greensboro Hub
Michael Johnson   Canton   Asheville
Al Jones   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub
Randy Jordan   Winston Salem   Winston Salem Building
Freddie Lamb   Wilmington   Wilmington Center
William Lanning   Lexington   Greensboro Hub
Ronnie Law   Ramseur   Greensboro Hub
Glenn Leake   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub
Barry Limer   Louisburg   Raleigh
Jimmy Loveland   Granite Falls   Asheville
Douglas Lyman   Walkertown   Winston Salem Building
James Mahan Jr   Burlington   Greensboro Hub
Jerry Mc Dowell Jr   Browns Summit   Greensboro Hub
William Mims   Mooresville   Charlotte Hub
Earle Mize   South Mills   Virginia Beach
James Mullis Jr   Harmony   Statesville
Roger Pope   Kenly   Rocky Mount
James Powell   Thomasville   High Point
Ronald Reeger   Burlington   Greensboro Hub
Robert Revis   Waynesville   Sylva
Jack Reynolds   Mocksville   Greensboro Hub
Eric Ritchie   Hickory   Hickory Center
Rodney Robinson   Durham   Chapel Hill
Leroy Rustin   Concord   Charlotte Hub
Daniel Sbrocco   Jacksonville   Jacksonville Center
Stephen Smith   Liberty   Greensboro Hub
Tony Smith   Marshville   Monroe
Thomas Smith   Statesville   Statesville
Donald Somerville   Wake Forest   Durham Center
D Sossamon Jr   Concord   Greensboro Hub
Michael Tolston   Swansboro   Havelock
David Wadford   Raleigh   Raleigh
Robert White   Grimesland   Greenville Center
Grady White   Clyde   Sylva
Dexter Whitley   Kinston   Kinston Center
Tony Williams   Chapel Hill   Chapel Hill
Stanley Williams   Clayton   Raleigh
Willie Williams   Rocky Mount   Raleigh
Robert Ziglar   Winston Salem   Winston Salem Building

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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