UPS Honors Georgia Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 62 elite drivers from Georgia 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.

Georgia boasts 342 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,784 years of accident-free driving. Robert Millican Jr. of Flintstone is the state’s senior safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,822 total UPS drivers in Georgia.

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 Dwayne Meeks, president, UPS South Atlantic 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 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

A complete list by state of new Circle of Honor inductees, infographic and a logo can be found at

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Following is a list of Georgia drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location
Kevin Adams   Leesburg   Tifton
Darrell Akins   Douglasville   Atlanta Hub
Albert Alexander III   Canton   Atlanta Hub
Donald Anderson   Riverdale   Atlanta Hub
Martin Arnold   Fairmount   Roswell Center
Gary Ballew   Rocky Face   Pleasantdale Hub
Ronnie Barker   Atlanta   Pleasantdale Hub
Timothy Beck   Gainesville   Gainesville
Michael Bethune   Conyers   Pleasantdale Hub
William Billingsley   Woodstock   Roswell Center
Rodney Brown   Atlanta   Pleasantdale Hub
Kel Bundrant   Suwanee   Pleasantdale Hub
Calvin Burley   Lithonia   Pleasantdale Hub
David Cail   Savannah   Savannah
James Bruce Callahan   Blackshear   Waycross
James Lee Carey   Macon   Macon
Michael Joseph Caruso   Woodstock   Roswell Center
Bobby Collins Jr   Metter   Statesboro
Roy Crabtree   Ringgold   Chattanooga
Duane Davis   Loganville   Pleasantdale Hub
Hubert Davis   Valdosta   Valdosta
Brent Craig Deuel   Lawrenceville   Pleasantdale Hub
Michael Drummond   Fayetteville   Forest Park
William Duncan   Midland   Columbus
Benny Fadeley   Griffin   Forest Park
John Milton Farr   Evans   Augusta
Craig Fernander   Villa Rica   Atlanta Hub
Clayton Fisher  

  Pleasantdale Hub
Scott Fowler   Lula   Pleasantdale Hub
Robert Gilchrist   Marietta   Atlanta Hub
Gary Green   Cataula   Columbus
Alan Greeson   Resaca   Atlanta Hub
Linda Gronberg   Winston   Atlanta Hub
Laneta Hand   Alma   Waycross
Hubert Harvey   Pembroke   Savannah
Lee Ingram   Lilburn   Roswell Center
James Jackson   Concord   Griffin
Kenneth King   Dalton   Dalton
Thomas Kinley   Royston   Carnesville
Joseph Konnad Jr   Newnan   Forest Park
Wayne Bradley Lucas Sr   Griffin   Griffin
Jeffery Wayne McGahee   Gibson   Warrenton
Roy Montelin   Lawrenceville   Pleasantdale Hub
James Moody   Nahunta   Waycross
Willie Moss   Camak   Tifton
Michael Nelson   Oakfield   Albany Center
Charles Pace   Savannah   Savannah
Roger Pharr   Douglasville   Atlanta Hub
Stanley Quentin Phillips   Austell   Atlanta Hub
Larron Pilgrim   Thomson   Warrenton
Frederick Riles   Norcross   Pleasantdale Hub
Joseph Neal Riner   Martinez   Augusta
Ronald Rodgers   Buford   Pleasantdale Hub
Clinton Rogers   Ringgold   Pleasantdale Hub
Andre Snipes   Conyers   Pleasantdale Hub
Randall Still   Stockbridge   Pleasantdale Hub
Patricia Ann Swans   Statesboro   Statesboro
Erika Sykes   College Park   Atlanta Hub
Don Butler Watson   Statesboro   Statesboro
Mark Wilkes   Columbus   Columbus
Ricky Williford   Tifton   Tifton
Kenneth Youmans   Metter   Statesboro

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