UPS Honors Tennessee Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 38 elite drivers from Tennessee 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.

Tennessee boasts 220 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 6,423 years of accident-free driving. Ronald Tims of Georgetown is the state’s senior safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,523 total UPS drivers in Tennessee.

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 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 .
Driver         Hometown         UPS Work Location
Allen Baugh         Mcdonald         Chattanooga
Timothy Brownlee         Antioch         Massman Center
Charles Burt Jr         Goodlettsville         Whites Creek Hub
Joseph Cable         Maryville         Maryville Center
Jerry Caggiano Jr         Mount Juliet         Whites Creek Hub
Barbara Carr         Jackson         Jackson
Terry Crum         Jasper         Chattanooga
Steven Eisenbraun         Arlington         Oakhaven
Russell Ford         Athens         Chattanooga
James Gitgood         Rossville         Chattanooga
Lee Graham         Goodlettsville         Whites Creek Hub
James Howard         Madison         Massman Center
Thomas Hutchison         Portland         Whites Creek Hub
James Jackson         Chattanooga         Chattanooga
Stephen Jones         Springfield         Whites Creek Hub
Jeffrey Jones         Sparta         Sparta
Jeffrey Knowles         Nashville         Whites Creek Hub
Barry Lance         Mt Juliet         Murfreesboro
David Manis         Nashville         Whites Creek Hub
Scott McPherson         Henderson         Oakhaven
James Motley         Hendersonville         Whites Creek Hub
Danny Norment         Cordova         Oakhaven
William Porter         Antioch         Whites Creek Hub
Ronald Prather         Cordova         Oakhaven
Martin Rather         Joelton         Whites Creek Hub
Robert Rayford         Memphis         Memphis Ctr
Bobby Rhea         Tullahoma         Tullahoma
Jeffery Shanks         Eagleville         Franklin
Billy Shivers Jr         Trenton         Trenton
Joseph Simpson         Eagleville         Franklin
Randy Slayton         Trenton         Trenton
Thomas Small         Smyrna         Whites Creek Hub
Gilmer Smith Jr         Bristol         Bristol
James Smithson         Cunningham         Clarksville
Gary Stephens         Springfield         Whites Creek Hub
James Tritt         Auburntown         Murfreesboro
Gale Winchester         Heiskell         Oliver Springs

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