UPS Honors Georgia Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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UPS Honors Georgia Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 57 elite drivers from Georgia are among 1,283 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 295 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,465 years of accident-free driving. Robert Millican Jr. of Flintstone is the state's senior safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt, tying him for fourth best safe driving record among UPS's 102,00 drivers. There are 2,483 total UPS drivers in Georgia.


Globally, 6,486 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up 178,663 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers, or the equivalent of circling the earth more than 212,000 times.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," said Dow Dameron, president, UPS South Atlantic District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 50 years of driving without an accident. Thomas Santocke of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., are next in line with 44 years each of safe driving. Thirty-seven 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 2012 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.

UPS (NYS: 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 pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.If you're interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin atdmcmackin@ups.com.

Following is a list of Georgia drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

 
Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location
Tammy Andrews   Byron   Macon
Walter Barnett   Villa Rica   Atlanta Hub
Ricky Baugh   Douglasville   Atlanta Hub
Jack Belsom   Dacula   Pleasantdale Hub
Charles Brown   Atlanta   Forest Park
David Christian   Calhoun   Dalton
Bobby Collins Jr   Metter   Statesboro
Timothy Cooper   Carrollton   Carrollton
Paul Daughtry Jr   Thomasville   Cairo
Thomas Davis   Ringgold   Dalton
Stuart Charles Deloach   Mershon   Tifton
Erik Dzamko   Jefferson   Gainesville
Daniel Ennis   Savannah   Savannah
Larry Epperson   Mcdonough   Atlanta Hub
Racy Freeman   Augusta   Augusta
Perry Garner   Roswell   Roswell Center
Gregory Gatlin   Griffin   Fayette
Eric Gibson   Decatur   Pleasantdale Hub
Young Green   Athens   Athens
James Harris   Lawrenceville   Pleasantdale Hub
Roland Haskins   Macon   Macon
Scott Hensley   Gainesville   Gainesville
Timothy Hince   Loganville   Pleasantdale Hub
James Hollis   Leesburg   Albany Center
Kenneth Hyde   Austell   Pleasantdale Hub
Terry Wayne Kay   Watkinsville   Athens
Charlton King   Powder Springs   Roswell Center
Carroll Mapp   Lithonia   Pleasantdale Hub
John Martin   Brunswick   Brunswick
Gregory Mc Neese   Bremen   Atlanta Hub
Terry Mcintosh   Conyers   Pleasantdale Hub
Charles Randall Meeks   Rome   Rome
Arthur Melson   Marietta   Atlanta Hub
Vernon Miller   Decatur   Pleasantdale Hub
Timothy Milton   Lawrenceville   Pleasantdale Hub
Michael Newman   Bremen   Atlanta Hub
David Owen   Gainesville   Gainesville
Lisa Peters   Ringgold   Dalton
David Pickens   Brunswick   Brunswick
Raymond Price   Stone Mountain   Pleasantdale Hub
Roderick Price   College Park   Atlanta Hub
James Price   Albany   Albany Center
Jeffrey Pryor   Griffin   Griffin
Jeffery Ramsbotham   Evans   Augusta
Timothy Oliver Randall   Warner Robins   Macon
David Rigsby   Byromville   Unadilla
Phillip Roey   Hoschton   Pleasantdale Hub
Vincent Scott   Covington   Forest Park
Samuel Shropshire   Calhoun   Dalton
Robin Smith   Gainesville   Gainesville
David Stewart   Tifton   Tifton
Joseph Strickland Jr   Tifton   Tifton
William Tucker Jr   Lilburn   Pleasantdale Hub
Thomas White   Bainbridge   Cairo
James Wiggins   Gillsville   Gainesville
Donald Wynn   Fairburn   Forest Park
William Young   Fairburn   Roswell Center



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