UPS Honors Georgia Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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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