UPS Honors California Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 154 elite drivers from California 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.

California boasts 674 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 18,616 years of accident-free driving. Michael Cantlo of Canyon Country is the state’s senior safe driver, with 40 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 10,626 total UPS drivers in California.

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 Jerry Mattes, president, UPS West 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 California drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location
Jerry Abad   San Jose   San Jose
George Acevedo   Pittsburg   San Bruno
Christopher Amrine   Carlsbad   San Diego Hub
Philip Anderson   San Jose   San Jose Center
Steve Avila   Fillmore   Ventura Center
David Ayles   Orange   Laguna Hub
Gary Ballesteros   Alameda   Oakland
Edward Baza   Sunnyvale   Sunnyvale
Steven Bell   Yuba City   Sacramento Hub
Michael Boniface   Santa Maria   Santa Maria Center
Paul Burger   Pleasant Hill   Bayside Center
Dan Carrillo   Roseville   Rocklin Center
David Chackel   Santa Ynez   Fresno Center
Steven Chen   San Francisco   Bayside Center
Vince Chew   San Francisco   Bay Meadows Center
George Contente   Ripon   Sacramento Hub
Randy Cope   Bakersfield   Stockdale Center
Bret Corbett   Livermore   Oakland
Louis Cupp   Fairfield   Marina Center
Zachary Dowell   Rohnert Park   Petaluma
Robert Duncan   San Leandro   Oakland
Michael Escoto   Pinole   Eastshore Center
Jim Frazier   Madera   Blackstone Ctr
George Frazier   Fairfield   Concord Center
Mario Fernandez   Walnut   San Gabriel Hub
Lorenzo Gonzalez   Antioch   Sunset Ctr
Dan Griffin   Brentwood   Oakley Ctr
Thomas Gulyas   Ukiah   San Bruno
Thomas Hamilton   Rocklin   Rocklin Center
Stuart Hawkshaw   Long Beach   Gardena Hub
Edward Howell   Sonora   Angels Camp
Brian Huse   Angels Camp   Angels Camp
Russell Huth   San Jose   Almaden Ctr
Randal Kirk   Newark   Palo Alto Center
Kurt Kruse   Tulare   Fresno Center
Chad Langworthy   Bakersfield   Bakersfield Center
Mauro Liberatore   San Jose   Almaden Ctr
Bruce Loewen   Fresno   Fresno Center
John Lynch   Coarsegold   Blackstone Ctr
Jim McCoy   Wasco   Fresno Center
Shelby Medeiros   Atwater   Merced Center
Keith Merrill   Elk Grove   Sacramento Hub
Richard Miskiewicz   Ventura   Ventura Center
Wayne Moeller   Brentwood   Brentwood Center
Stephen Mohatt   Auburn   Sacramento Hub
Gary Morris   Linden   Stockton Center
Nanette Nelson   Sacramento   River City Ctr
Patrick Nevin   Petaluma   Petaluma
Terrie Novitzky   Fresno   Logan Park Center
James O'Sullivan   San Francisco   Sunset Ctr
Leopold Parker   San Francisco   Sunset Ctr
James Parmer   Sunol   San Bruno
Sal Perez   San Jose   Fremont Center
Floyd Perusse   Manteca   Menlo Park Center
Steven Rogers   Cordelia   Richmond
John Ruiz   Santa Barbara   Santa Barbara
Robert Sanchez   Hollister   Monterey
David Sanfilippo   San Jose   Sunnyvale
Randall Scott   Castro Valley   Richmond
Philip Simmons   Orland   Chico
David Skoufos   Oakland   Marina Center
Samuel Taylor   San Leandro   Hayward Center
Tim Thurmon   Manteca   Fremont Center
Kenneth Tilcock   Oakley   Richmond
Hiram Vazquez   So San Francisco   San Bruno
Shaun Vu   So San Francisco   Sunset Ctr
Grayson Widler   Igo   Redding Center
Gary Willard   San Jose   Fremont Center
Craig Wong   San Leandro   Oakland Center
Myron Yoshimura   Caruthers   Blackstone Ctr
Barry Young   Novato   San Rafael Center
Louis Zanini   Stockton   Sacramento Hub
Gregory Goodell   Fremont   Fremont Center
Ronald Smith   Modesto   Ceres Center
Ramon Alvarez   Fillmore   Ventura Center
Randy Adams   Highland   Ontario Air Hub
Jeffrey Armand   Cathedral City   Ontario Air Hub
David Baker   Romoland   Ontario Air Hub
Karlheinz Baur Jr   Apple Valley   Barstow Center
Michael Bayarsky   Riverside   Ontario Air Hub
Peter Beall   Rancho Sta Margarita   Laguna Hub
Cheryl Brown   Norco   Ontario Air Hub
Leonard Butts   Poway   San Diego Hub
Joseph Campos   Alhambra   Grande Vista
Darryl Carlock   Manhattan Beach   Gardena Hub
Eric Carreon   Glendora   San Gabriel Hub
David Cervantes   Montebello   Main Street Hub
Mark Chavez   Rancho Cucamonga   Ontario Air Hub
David Cisneros   Escondido   San Diego Hub
Frank Contreras   Palmdale   San Fernando
Dennis Dain   Fullerton   Cerritos Hub
William Dorsett   San Marcos   San Marcos
James Dunn   Palm Springs   Palm Springs
Paul Eickhoff   Redlands   Riverside
James Flannery   Whittier   Cerritos Hub
Robert Flores   Victorville   Ontario Air Hub
Ronald Fowke   Laguna Hills   Laguna Hub
Luis Frontado   Fullerton   Cerritos Hub
Michael Guisti   San Diego   San Diego Hub
Ronald Hanada   Torrance   Main Street Hub
Flood Hefley   Menifee   San Diego Hub
Tim Henderson   Menifee   San Diego Hub
Russell Hester   Bellflower   Cerritos Hub
Ted Higgins II   Palmdale   Main Street Hub
Jerry Johnson   Crestline   Ontario Air Hub
Paul Kelly   Huntington Beach   Cerritos Hub
Matthew Leary   Saugus   Van Nuys Hub
John Markling   Orange   Cerritos Hub
Michael Martin   Mira Loma   Ontario Air Hub
Hector Martinez   Whittier   Cerritos Hub
Edward Martinez   Mission Hills   Cerritos Hub
Kevin Matsunaga   Culver City   Grande Vista
Steve McGeorge   Garden Grove   Anaheim
Joseph McKune   Chino Hills   San Gabriel Hub
Ruben Mejia   West Covina   Grande Vista
Jeffrey Millikan   Huntington Beach   Anaheim
Matthew Montgomery   Littlerock   Lancaster Center
Travis Muller   Santa Clarita   San Fernando
Patrick Murphy   Inyokern   Ridgecrest
Christopher Oelkers   Los Alamitos   Anaheim
Dean Ozawa   Mission Viejo   Laguna Hub
Frank Pacino   Palmdale   Lancaster Center
Jeff Pantana   Lancaster   Lancaster Center
Aristidis Papazoglou   Agoura Hills   Van Nuys Hub
Preston Peck   Norwalk   Cerritos Hub
Marcos Peraza   Chino Hills   Ontario Air Hub
William Petersen   Bishop   Bishop
Michael Randazzo   Ramona   San Diego Hub
Robert Rangel   Montebello   Grande Vista
Gregg Rarick   Canyon Lake   Anaheim
Dennis Reeder   Apple Valley   Ontario Air Hub
Josh Reno   Castaic   Main Street Hub
James Rios   Covina   San Gabriel Hub
Ricky Roberson   Los Angeles   Main Street Hub
Carlos Robledo   Temecula   Cerritos Hub
John Rogers   Acton   San Fernando
Gary Rosales   Palmdale   San Fernando
Armando Santos   West Covina   San Gabriel Hub
Kenneth Satter   Long Beach   Grande Vista
Mike Scheumaker   Thousand Oaks   San Fernando
Richard Schuchardt   La Verne   San Gabriel Hub
Charles Schwab   Ontario   Ontario Air Hub
Donald Stirling   Santa Clarita   San Fernando
Salvador Subias   Bellflower   Anaheim
David Tate   Palmdale   San Fernando
Thomas Taylor   Indio   Ontario Air Hub
Kevin Teter   Orange   Laguna Hub
Adonis Turner   Los Angeles   Main Street Hub
Richard Vasquez   Pico Rivera   Main Street Hub
Robert Verdusco   Corona   Ontario Air Hub
David Wendlandt   San Clemente   Laguna Hub
Stephen Wilson   Diamond Bar   Anaheim
Edward Wray   Sylmar   San Fernando
John Zeman   Ventura   Newbury Park

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