UPS Honors Florida Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
UPS Honors Florida Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 78 elite drivers from Florida 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.
Florida boasts 352 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,862 years of accident-free driving. Michael Olson of Cantonment is the state's senior safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,390 total UPS drivers in Florida.
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 David Ruiz, president, UPS Florida 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.
This year, 18 female drivers have joined the ranks of those with more than 30 years of safe driving. This group is led by Orlando tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom, who is credited with 38 years and more than 3 million miles 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 www.pressroom.ups/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 Florida drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
|Driver||Hometown||UPS Work Location|
|Raymond Andrews||Coconut Creek||Ft. Lauderdale|
|Robert Bouchard||Oviedo||Orlando Hub|
|Allen Boyce||Wellington||Riviera Beach|
|Glenn Briggs||Panama City||Panama City|
|David Brincko||Plantation||Miami South|
|Stefan Cheslock||Belle Isle||Orlando Hub|
|Jerrie Coates||Ormond Beach||Daytona Center|
|Mark Colborn||Land O Lakes||Tampa|
|John Coon||Ocean Ridge||Hialeah|
|Patrick Dauphinais||Rockledge||Cocoa Center|
|Arturo Estrada||Miami||Miami South|
|John Faulkner||Hudson||Port Richey Center|
|Michael Ferdiani||Spring Hill||Brooksville|
|Walter Garcia Jr||Odessa||Bayside Center|
|Patrick Gavin||St Petersburg||Pinellas Park|
|Russell Guy||Winter Haven||Lakeland Center|
|Peter Harper||Lake Worth||Riviera Beach|
|Robbi Hodson||Panama City||Panama City|
|Joseph Holl||New Port Richey||Tampa|
|Alan House||Seminole||Pinellas Park|
|Daniel Irish||Fleming Island||Jacksonville|
|Charles Johnson III||Lakeland||Lakeland Center|
|Kenneth Junkins||St Cloud||Orlando Hub|
|Michael Kamla||Osteen||Longwood Center|
|Reynolds Lys||Orlando||Orlando Hub|
|Richard Mathiesen||Cocoa||Cocoa Center|
|Anthony Mc Cray||Jacksonville||Jacksonville|
|Michael Mc Endree||Naples||Naples|
|Raymond Mc Keever||Lynn Haven||Panama City|
|Mark Murphy||Winter Park||Longwood Center|
|Jeffrey Newman||Ft Lauderdale||Ft. Lauderdale|
|Alfonso Nogueiras||Pembroke Pines||Hialeah|
|Jose Olan Jr||Jacksonville||Jacksonville|
|William Owens||Vero Beach||Vero Beach|
|Perry Paul||Panama City||Panama City|
|Richard Pinaha||Tamarac||Ft. Lauderdale|
|Robert Poorman||Floral City||Brooksville|
|William Powell||South Daytona||Daytona Center|
|Richard Precious||West Melbourne||Melbourne|
|Theodore Reiman||Saint Cloud||Orlando Hub|
|Bryan Rice||Lakeland||Lakeland Center|
|Burt Rider||Hawthorne||Gainesville Center|
|Robert Robillard||Babson Park||Lake Wales Center|
|Randy Salava||Clearwater||Pinellas Park|
|Darrell Simpler||Niceville||Ft. Walton|
|Claiborne Stevens||St Augustine||St. Augustine Center|
|Ray Thomas||Opa Locka||Hialeah|
|Mark Trout||Merritt Island||Cocoa Center|
|Dwayne Veal||Winter Haven||Lakeland Center|
|Frank Veroline||Coconut Creek||Ft. Lauderdale|
|Ronald Wagner||Longwood||Longwood Center|
|William Webb Jr||Crestview||Ft. Walton|
|Ronald Wilson||Cocoa||Cocoa Center|
Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123
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