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.

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

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Raymond Andrews

Coconut Creek

Ft. Lauderdale

Jorge Arias

Miami

Hialeah

James Beasley

Bagdad

Montgomery

Robert Bouchard

Oviedo

Orlando Hub

Richard Bowman

Naples

Hialeah

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

James Conner

Bryceville

Jacksonville

John Coon

Ocean Ridge

Hialeah

Patrick Dauphinais

Rockledge

Cocoa Center

William Denhoff

Valrico

Tampa

Joseph Eddy

Callahan

Jacksonville

Arturo Estrada

Miami

Miami South

John Faulkner

Hudson

Port Richey Center

Kerry Federico

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Michael Ferdiani

Spring Hill

Brooksville

Alejandro Fernandez

Miami

Hialeah

Timothy Fobell

Brooksville

Brooksville

Kenneth Froemming

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Manuel Garcia

Miami

Hialeah

Walter Garcia Jr

Odessa

Bayside Center

Patrick Gavin

St Petersburg

Pinellas Park

Timothy Goins

Sunrise

Deerfield

Russell Guy

Winter Haven

Lakeland Center

Peter Harper

Lake Worth

Riviera Beach

Keith Harvey

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

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

Gustavo Llorente

Sunrise

Hialeah

Bennie Lockhart

Riverview

Tampa

Reynolds Lys

Orlando

Orlando Hub

David Malsbury

Loxahatchee

Hialeah

Daniel Massie

Middleburg

Jacksonville

Richard Mathiesen

Cocoa

Cocoa Center

Anthony Mc Cray

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Michael Mc Endree

Naples

Naples

Raymond Mc Keever

Lynn Haven

Panama City

Elio Montenegro

Miami

Hialeah

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

Frank Parsons

Pensacola

Montgomery

Perry Paul

Panama City

Panama City

Mark Pettinati

Plantation

Deerfield

Richard Pinaha

Tamarac

Ft. Lauderdale

Robert Poorman

Floral City

Brooksville

William Powell

South Daytona

Daytona Center

Richard Precious

West Melbourne

Melbourne

Reginald Randolph

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

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

William Whitford

Tampa

Tampa

Ronald Wilson

Cocoa

Cocoa Center

Kenneth Winebold

Lithia

Tampa

Ronald Wright

Jacksonville

Jacksonville



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