UPS Honors Texas Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 104 elite drivers from Texas are among 1,519 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.

Texas boasts 563 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,857 years of accident-free driving. Alfredo Luna of Pearland is the state’s senior safe driver, with 41 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 6,772 UPS drivers in Texas.

Globally, 7,221 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up over 198,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 times.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Craig Wiltz, president, UPS Red River District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 51 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 45 years of safe driving. Forty 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 2013 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.

A complete list by state of new Circle of Honor inductees, infographic and a logo can be found at www.upsprmedia.com/circleofhonor2014.zip.

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 is a list of 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 Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
Driver         Hometown               UPS Work Location            
Jesus Adams         Del Rio               Del Rio    
John Alise III         Grapevine               Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport    
Giselle Allison         La Porte               Westbury    
Daniel Altschul         Colleyville               Fort Worth    
Eric Baker         Keller               Haltom City    
Gilbert Balboa         Corpus Christi               Corpus Metro    
Armando Barragan         El Paso               El Paso    
Arthur Bartee         Lewisville               Dallas    
Marcus Bell         Mesquite               Towneast    
Douglas Bennett         Pearland               League City    
Timothy Black         Clarendon               Amarillo    
Keith Brandt         Shady Shores               Dallas    
William Breed         Early               Brownwood    
Larry Bright         Brownsboro               Tyler    
Timothy Brownlee         Red Oak               Mesquite    
Rick Bushnell         Sachse               Towneast    
Johnny Caballero         Corpus Christi               Corpus Metro    
Steven Campos         San Angelo               San Angelo    
Christopher Casey         Katy               Katy    
George Chavez         Pflugerville               Austin    
Geza Comba         Grand Prairie               Preston    
Bryan Corbitt         Sugarland               Katy    
Robert Courson         Midlothian               Bachman    
Gary Cummings         Angleton               Angleton    
David Davenport         Flint               Tyler    
Darrel Deleon         San Antonio               San Antonio Hub    
Michael Dietzman         Mcgregor               Waco    
Juan Dominguez         Lubbock               Lubbock Center    
Deanna Edwards         Garland               Richardson    
William Gage         Pampa               Pampa    
Michael Gant         Austin               Southlake    
Hector Garcia         San Antonio               San Antonio South    
Gary Gauntt         Quinlan               Mesquite    
K Goza III         Anson               Abilene    
Tracy Gray         Fort Worth               Benbrook    
Marvin Grier         Haltom City               Fort Worth    
Harvey Guebara         Midland               Midland    
Kimberley Guidry         Arlington               Forest Hill    
Adam Guzman         San Antonio               Uvalde    
Reginald Hall         Sunnyvale               Dallas    
Michael Harling         Corpus Christi               San Antonio Hub    
John Harris         Justin               Dallas    
Jimmy Harris         Spring               Conroe    
Roxanne Henricksen         San Antonio               San Antonio Hub    
Michael Henson         Houston               Houston (Canino) Hub    
Guadalupe Hernandez         Amarillo               Amarillo    
Richard Hille         San Marcos               San Marcos    
Michael Hilleary         Amarillo               Amarillo    
James Holden         Tyler               Tyler    
Reynaldo Holguin         San Antonio               San Antonio Cen    
James Hunkin         Del Rio               Del Rio    
Dianne Hunter         Lufkin               Lufkin    
Steve Jackson         Temple               Belton Center    
Kelvin Jackson         Round Rock               Travis    
Mark Johnson         Spring               Houston (Canino) Hub    
James Jones         Porter               Aldine    
Dalva Keener         Willis               Conroe    
William Kent         Sugar Land               Missouri City    
Doug Leblanc         Groves               Port Arthur    
David Lindner         Austin               Austin    
David Madrid         El Paso               El Paso    
Jarrell Malone         Sulphur Springs               Sulphur Springs    
Humberto Martinez         Garland               Preston    
Hector Martinez         Rockport               Victoria    
Lyndall Maxwell         Mesquite               Dallas    
Kyle Medlock         Brownwood               Austin    
Osvaldo Mendoza         Sebastian               Brownsville Center    
James Miears         Humble               League City    
Brad Montgomery         Granbury               Fort Worth    
Barry Moos         The Colony               Mesquite    
Martin Morin Jr         Sugarland               Missouri City    
Scott Murphy         Kennedale               Fort Worth    
Darrell Oliver         Grand Prairie               Irving    
Ralph Parker Aubrey Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport
David Patterson Carrollton Preston
Charles Petit Keller Fort Worth
Roosevelt Petty Tyler Tyler
Marcus Phillips Houston League City
Michael Picciano Midland Midland
Calvin Polster Palestine Mesquite
Daniel Reich Lorena Waco
Christopher Rojas San Antonio San Antonio Hub
Timothy Ross Pearland League City
David Sadler Coppell Dallas
Hector Salazar Corpus Christi Corpus Metro
Corey Schonfeld Carrollton Dallas
David Sessum Elkhart Palestine
Roger Shackelford Texarkana Texarkana Tx
Jill Shipman Dallas Towneast
Allen Smith Grand Prairie Dallas
Jose Soria Carrollton Uptown
Barry Sullivan Garland Dallas
Ernest Thomas Odessa Odessa Center
Joe Thompson Houston Lakeside
Alfred Thornton Jr Tennessee Colony Palestine
Cameron Tucker Alpine Alpine
Javier Villarreal Kenedy Kenedy Center
Tim Walding Palestine Palestine
Henry Washington Mesquite Uptown
Gary Williams Odessa Odessa Center
Denny Wyatt Beaumont Beaumont
Billy Young Mansfield Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport
Albert Townsend Arlington Arlington
James Wills Garden Ridge San Antonio

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