UPS Honors Alabama Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 28 elite drivers from Alabama 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.

Alabama boasts 132 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,772 years of accident-free driving. Michael Miles of Goshen is the state’s senior safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,277 total UPS drivers in Alabama.

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 Kenneth Harms, president, UPS Mid-South 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 www.pressroom.ups/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 Alabama drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
Driver           Hometown               UPS Work Location            
Hubert Blocker           Newton               Montgomery
Michael Boothe           Montevallo               Birmingham Center
Stacy Ann Bryars           Tallassee               Montgomery
Larry Bullock           Pensacola               Pensacola Center
Gregory Campbell           Decatur               Birmingham Center
Morris Carroll Jr           Birmingham               Birmingham Center
Leslie Collins           Hartselle               Decatur
Heather Mcleod Eberhart           Fort Payne               Ft. Payne Center
Samuel Embry           Lincoln               Anniston
Brian Faulkner           Warrior               Roebuck
Roger Fulenwider Jr           Guntersville               Gadsden Center
William Griffin           Pike Road               Montgomery
Russell Hawkins           Helena               Birmingham Center
Jeffery Johnson           Attalla               Gadsden Center
Geraldine Kelly           Montgomery               Montgomery
Keith Long           Gadsden               Birmingham Center
Lonnie Marbury II           Leeds               Birmingham Center
Justin Michael           Killen               Florence Center
Willie Moss           Montgomery               Montgomery Ctr
Daniel Murphree           Grant               Huntsville
Rickey Robinson           Addison               Hartselle Center
Wayne Rye           Helena               Birmingham Center
Lindsey Stiles           Hope Hull               Montgomery Center
Gerald Strickland           Birmingham               Roebuck Center
John Sullivan           Montgomery               Montgomery
Mark Ward           Ft. Walton Beach               Montgomery
Carl Williams           Pike Road               Montgomery
John Williams Jr           Pleasant Grove               Birmingham Center

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