UPS Honors California Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors California Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 100 elite drivers from California 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.

California boasts 619 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 17,234 years of accident-free driving. Peter Pavlian of Yucaipa 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 102,000 drivers. There are 9,591 total UPS drivers in California.


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.

** 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 California drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Paul Aguirre

Oceanside

Laguna Hub

Odell Ainuu

Carson

Grande Vista

Verne Anglin

Thousand Oaks

Newbury Park (Westlake) Center

Sadot Banuet

Ontario

Ontario Air Hub

Myron Barnett

Gardena

Gardena Hub

August Bartolazzi

Torrance

Gardena Hub

Ray Becker

Moreno Valley

Ontario Air Hub

Tom Biko

Visalia

Visalia Center

Dan Brockman

La Verne

San Gabriel Hub

Brian Brooks

Canyon Country

Van Nuys Hub

Michael Bruner

San Diego

San Diego Hub

Sean Burke

San Diego

San Diego Hub

Wesley Burkett

Santa Maria

Santa Barbara

Joe Carlos Jr

Chino Hills

Ontario Air Hub

Scott Carlson

Chino

Ontario Air Hub

Pat Carpenter

Somis

Newbury Park (Westlake) Center

Jimmy Chavez

Norwalk

Cerritos Hub

Ernie Chavez

Anaheim

Anaheim

Eric Cowell

San Marcos

San Diego Hub

James Criner

Ontario

Main Street Hub

Mark Crouch

Temecula

San Diego Hub

Wayne Curtis

Canoga Park

San Fernando

Clark Darley

Simi Valley

San Fernando

Mark Eichert

Fountain Valley

Cerritos Hub

Dwight Ellzey

Yorba Linda

Anaheim

Curt Elm

Menifee

Ontario Air Hub

Thomas Foertsch

Irvine

Anaheim

Donald Fossati

Oceanside

San Diego Hub

David Frevert

Cherry Valley

Ontario Air Hub

Fred Gallegos

Victorville

Grande Vista

Alberto Garcia

Hesperia

Ontario Air Hub

James Gaskin Jr

Hesperia

Ontario Air Hub

Salvatore Gervasi

Canyon Lake

Temecula

Herb Gibler

Lancaster

Lancaster Center

John Gomez

Fontana

Ontario Air Hub

Fred Gourley

Simi Valley

Olympic Hub

Chris Hadobas

Redlands

Ontario Air Hub

Royce Haggard

Moreno Valley

Ontario Air Hub

John Hamamoto

Torrance

Gardena Hub

Debbie Hamilton

Barstow

Barstow Center

Daryl Hansen

Lompoc

Santa Barbara

Craig Harjehausen

Riverside

San Bernardino

Debbie Harrington

Santa Maria

San Fernando

Kieth Hatch

Fresno

Fresno Center

Danny Hayes

Wilmington

Gardena Hub

Gregory Horn

Placentia

Anaheim

Robert Houser

Quartz Hill

Lancaster Center

Gerard Imbro

Torrance

Gardena Hub

Adrian Jacobo III

Covina

San Gabriel Hub

Bruce Jennings

San Diego

San Diego Hub

David Kennedy

Quartz Hill

Lancaster Center

Philip Larson

Fallbrook

San Marcos

Francisco Le Febre

Thousand Oaks

Van Nuys Hub

Rowland Lew

Temple City

Olympic Hub

John Luneke Jr

Valencia

San Fernando

Jeff Lydon

Lancaster

Main Street Hub

Andy Mac Nair

Castaic

San Fernando

Alonzo Mack Jr

Blythe

Blythe

Anthony Madrid

Pomona

Anaheim

Joe Maldonado

San Bernardino

Ontario Air Hub

Antonio Maldonado Jr

Rialto

Ontario Air Hub

Manuel Martinez

Bakersfield

Bakersfield Center

Abad Martinez Jr

Riverside

Riverside

Edward Mattern

San Diego

San Diego Hub

Timothy Matteson

Clovis

Fresno Center

Richard Mc Ewan II

La Palma

Grande Vista

Jeffery Mc Kee

Mission Viejo

Laguna Hub

Richard Miller

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Hub

Joanne Morello

Homeland

Ontario Air Hub

Craig Murakami

Mission Viejo

Laguna Hub

Tomas Murillo

Yorba Linda

Cerritos Hub

Anthony Neal

Compton

Gardena Hub

Hal Nissenbaum

Valencia

San Fernando

Frank Pacino

Palmdale

Lancaster Center

David Pierce

Anaheim

Anaheim

Paul Piercy

Corona

Anaheim

Richard Redding

Yorba Linda

Cerritos Hub

Edward Renteria

La Verne

Grande Vista

Dennis Roberson

Gardena

Gardena Hub

Donald Roberts

Valley Center

San Marcos

Javier Rodriguez

Fresno

Fresno Center

Danny Romero

Commerce

Grande Vista

Dennis Rose

Monrovia

San Gabriel Hub

Lawrence Salcido

Whittier

Main Street Hub

Philip Salzarulo

Norco

Ontario Air Hub

Ernesto Sanchez

Pico Rivera

Grande Vista

Andy Scheunemann

Oceanside

San Diego Hub

Thomas Stiglich

Canyon Country

Grande Vista

Chad Swan

Clovis

Fresno Center

Michael Thompson

Lakewood

Cerritos Hub

Blayne Thompson

Temecula

Ontario Air Hub

James Van Evera

Encinitas

San Diego Hub

Arnez Vasquez

Carson

Gardena Hub

Bruce Visscher

Chino

Ontario Air Hub

Daniel Wallo

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

Eric Williams

Palmdale

San Fernando

Roger Williams

San Diego

San Diego Hub

Craig Wilson

Fountain Valley

Ontario Air Hub