UPS Honors Ohio Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 64 elite drivers from Ohio 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.

Ohio boasts 305 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,568 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state’s senior safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,326 total UPS drivers in Ohio.

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 Ohio drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
 
Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location
David Carson   Mt. Sterling   Dayton
Jerry Cooper   Dayton   Dayton
Christopher Ferry   Leetonia   Trumbull
Raymond Frank   Cincinnati   Cincinnati
Jeff Frimming   Cincinnati   Sharonville
Rick Hayes   Cincinnati   Sharonville
Derik King   Miamisburg   West Carrollton
Maurice Lane   Middletown   Sharonville
Edward Lowry Jr   Covington   Piqua
Kenneth Mcalister III   South Solon   West Carrollton
Johnny McQueary   Loveland   Sharonville
James Melton   Vandalia   West Carrollton
Thomas Montag   Cincinnati   Sharonville
Timothy Neville   Springfield   Springfield Center
John Oberer   Union   Dayton
Mark Ritzert   Centerville   West Carrollton
John Wallace   Union   Dayton
Michael Weist   Franklin   West Carrollton
Ken Yaeger   Cincinnati   Cincinnati
John Adams   Mansfield   Mansfield
Larry Andrella   Ravenna   Akron
Keith Baker   Stow   Akron
Ronald Barbieri   Parma   E. 68th
Dean Bauer   Westlake   Middleburg Heights
Timothy Braker   Whitehouse   Toledo
Gilbert Brown   Uniontown   Akron
Donald Cassady   Duncan Falls   Zanesville
James Clark   Granville   Columbus
Craig Collins   Somerset   Newark
Chris Dean   Obetz   Columbus
John Durinka   Seven Hills   Middleburg Heights
Anthony Geer   Sylvania   Toledo
Charles Gerlach   London   Columbus
Brian Giberson   Medina   Middleburg Heights
James Golias   Chesterland   Highland Heights
Robert Green   Bowling Green   Toledo
Michael Hess   Middleburg Hts   Middleburg Heights
Randal Lewandowski   Monclova   Toledo
Michael Long   Castalia   Sandusky
Howard Mann Jr   Bolivar   Canton
Arlan Manrow   Waterville   Toledo
Bryan Marcy   Austinburg   Austinburg
James Markley   Medina   Middleburg Heights
Michael Marolt   Grove City   Columbus
George Martin   Struthers   Trumbull
Michael McGowan   Brunswick   Middleburg Heights
Jeffrey Miller   Fremont   Fremont
Gregory Miller   Timberlake   Highland Heights
Richard Mucha   Berlin Center   Mahoning Valley
David Nelson   Amherst   Elyria
Michael Paoloni   Euclid   Highland Heights
Jeffrey Plumly   Grove City   Columbus
John Redman Jr   Graytown   Fremont
Bradley Rush   West Salem   Wadsworth
Philip Scholz   Bolivar   Middleburg Heights
Ronald Searles   Reynoldsburg   Columbus
Carl Snodgrass   Galena   Columbus
Stephen Spencer   Garfield Heights   Middleburg Heights
Michael Stefan   Avon   Elyria
John Vaughan   Parma   Middleburg Heights
Michael Vince   Richfield   Highland Heights
William Westbrook   New Philadelphia   New Philadelphia
Steve White   Broadview Heights   E. 68th
James Williamson   North Royalton   Middleburg Heights
Terry Wise   Highland Heights   Highland Heights

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