UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 127 elite drivers from Texas 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.
Texas boasts 497 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 13,918 years of accident-free driving. Deatrice Underwood of Dale and Alfredo Luna of Pearland are the state's senior safe drivers, with 40 years each of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 5,502 UPS drivers in Texas.
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 Gerald Mattes, president, UPS West Region.
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.
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Following is a list of Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
|Driver||Hometown||UPS Work Location|
|Rose Allen||Port Arthur||Beaumont|
|Daniel Alvarez||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi|
|Albert Arriola||The Colony||Dallas|
|Gilbert Balboa||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi|
|Richard Bordeaux||Grand Prairie||Arlington|
|Jamey Brookshire||Nacog Doches||Lufkin|
|Michael Brown||Corpus Christi||San Antonio Hub|
|Mark Buffum||Baytown||Baytown Center|
|David Burke||Temple||Belton Center|
|John Casey||Desoto||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Jaime Chapa||Houston||League City|
|Donald Choate||Haltom City||Fort Worth|
|Patrick Dargin||Humble||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Douglas Day||San Angelo||San Angelo|
|James Dennis||Haltom City||Fort Worth|
|Morris Dillard||Wichita Falls||Wichita Falls|
|Kenneth Dodd||Temple||Belton Center|
|Kevin Edwards||Santa Fe||Angleton|
|John Evetts||Bulverde||San Antonio Hub|
|Edwin Flores||Temple||Belton Center|
|Michael Garrett||Mansfield||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Kimberley Guidry||Arlington||Fort Worth|
|Stephen Harvey||Lubbock||Lubbock Center|
|Miguel Hernandez||El Paso||El Paso|
|Jesse Herrera||Laredo||San Antonio Hub|
|Elvin Herron||Harlingen||San Antonio Hub|
|Johnny Hinojosa||New Braunfels||Austin Air Gateway|
|David Hollins||El Paso||El Paso|
|Roy Holloway Jr||Amarillo||Amarillo|
|Jesse Jacinto Jr||Dallas||Mesquite|
|David Jasinski||Aledo||Fort Worth|
|Curtis Jones||League City||Baytown Center|
|Glenn Jozwiak||Cypress||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|David Knapp||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Wilbur Lamb||Belton||Belton Center|
|Terry Lang||Temple||Belton Center|
|Timothy Lanier||Richmond||League City|
|Edward Lopez||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Leon Mack||Hickory Creek||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Marlin Marbach||Fort Worth||Mesquite|
|Del Rio||San Antonio Hub|
|Coppell||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Tommy Miller||Houston||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Patrick Moczygemba||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|James Moravits||Round Rock||Austin|
|Greg Munsell||Universal City||San Antonio Hub|
|Douglas Musgrove||Madisonville||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Carl Norman||Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|Benjamin Ortega||Round Rock||Austin|
|Bryan Orth||Floresville||Kenedy Center|
|Rafael Paredez||Grand Prairie||Dallas|
|Silvestre Parra III||El Paso||El Paso|
|William Patton||Humble||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Filiberto Perez||Odem||San Antonio Hub|
|Santos Pina III||Cedar Park||Austin|
|Ronald Raaphorst||Keller||Fort Worth|
|Russell Ray||Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|Anthony Reid||Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|Robert Reyes||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Gilbert Reyes||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi|
|Bryan Rigsby||Richmond||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Dennis Rimer||New Braunfels||San Marcos|
|Douglas Rosser||San Angelo||Austin|
|Dennis Rowald||Round Rock||Austin|
|Gerald Salazar||San Antonio||Leon Valley|
|David Salazar||Kyle||San Marcos|
|Ramon Salinas Jr||Mesquite||Mesquite|
|Richard Savell||Kingwood||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Michael Scroggins||Sulphur Springs||Sulphur Springs|
|Carlos Sevilla Jr||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi|
|Ronald Simmons Jr||Forney||Mesquite|
|Donald Stacey||Hurst||Fort Worth|
|Nevin Strub||Granbury||Fort Worth|
|Richard Surber||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|John Walk Jr||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Gregory Walters||Round Rock||Austin|
|Lee Whitford||Missouri City||Stafford|
|James Wilson||Grand Prairie||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|John Winchester||Houston||Baytown Center|
|Richard Witte||Karnes City||Kenedy Center|
|David Wright||Wichita Falls||Wichita Falls|
Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123
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