UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 70 elite drivers from Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania boasts 247 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 6,893 years of accident-free driving. Anthony Tarnalicki of Plains is the state’s senior safe driver, with 38 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,419 total UPS drivers in Pennsylvania.

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 George Brooks, president, UPS East Region.

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 the 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 Pennsylvania drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
Driver       Hometown               UPS Work Location            
James Adamire       Mt. Joy               Lancaster
Richard Allender       Enola               Harrisburg
Sherry Asprey       Montgomery               Sunbury
Michael Bartkowski       Peckville               Scranton
Harold Benfer Jr.       Millheim               State College
Edward Best       Laflin               Wilkes-Barre
Joseph Brakoniecki       Philadelphia               Philadelphia Air Hub
Edward Brooks       Philadelphia               Oregon Avenue
Denis Brunetta       Greensburg               New Stanton
Steven Buhonick       Pittsburg               North Shore
Emil Butala Jr.       Drums                
Douglas Campbell Jr.       Beaver Falls               Aliquippa
Van Catley       Irwin               New Stanton
Michael Doughton       Manheim               Lancaster
Jeffrey Drennen       Mt. Joy               Lancaster
David Eckenrode       North Huntingdon               New Stanton
Scott Evans       Roaring Brook Township               Wilkes-Barre
Salvatore Faillace       Media               Philadelphia Air Hub
Sean Ferguson       Harrisburg               Harrisburg
Don Fitzpatrick       Warminster               Willow Grove
Lawrence Flansburg       Mill Rift               Stroudsburg
James Flynn       Fairview               Erie
William Frick       Mount Pleasant               New Stanton
Ronald Frischorn       Effort               Parsippany, NJ
Douglas Gayman       Dover               Market Street
Thomas Greer       Glen Riddle               Philadelphia Air Hub
Leonard Guldner       Etters               Harrisburg
William Hawn       Enola               Harrisburg
Robert Helton       State College               State College
Rankin Hock       Shippensburg               Harrisburg
Robert Hoffman       Gibsonia               North Shore
Thomas Hornstein       Meadville               New Stanton
James Howser       Philadelphia               Philadelphia Air Hub
Joseph Hvozdovic Jr.       Mountain Top              

Wilkes-Barre
John Kilcoyne       Warrington               Willow Grove
Thomas Kline       Ellwood City               Aliquippa
David Kobal       Doylestown               Willow Grove
Michael Koehler       Bath               Allentown
Mark Kolmansperger       West Pittston               Wilkes-Barre
James Koons       Bethlehem               Allentown
Gregory Lange       Jersey Shore               Willamsport
Richard Lauro       Philadelphia               Willow Grove
William Long       York               Market Street
Steven Long       New Providence               Lancaster
Anthony Mauriello       Erie               New Stanton
Steve McCaffrey       Oxford               Philadelphia Air Hub
Mauricio Mejia       East Stroudsburg               Brush Avenue, NY
Walter Milisky Jr.       Scranton               Willkes-Barre
Jack Miller       Cleona               Lancaster
Kevin Mohn       Butler               Zelienple
John Molz       Hanover               Burtonsville, MD
Randall Moyer       Reedsville               Lewistown
Joseph Nadberazny       Harrisburg               Harrisburg
Robert Newman       Ardmore               West Chester
Ricky Nosia       Pottstown               West Chester
Michael Owens       Exton               West Chester
Scott Pandel       Lewistown               State College
Robert Rauscher       Philadelphia               West Chester
Sam Ricciardi       Throop               Scranton
Michael Rogers       Washington               Washington
Mark Shaffer       Curwensville               State College
Mark Shermeyer       Gettysburg               Harrisburg
Robert Showers       Shoemakersville               Reading
Michael Snoke       York               York
James Stinson       Pittsburg               Thornburg
Douglas Tawney Sr.       Dover               Harrisburg
Daniel Tepper       Acme               New Stanton
Wiliam Wilson       Uniontown               Uniontown
Frank Yanchus Jr.       Larksville               Wilkes-Barre
Andy Zook       Mechanicsburg               Harrisburg

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