UPS Honors Illinois Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Illinois Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 61 elite drivers from Illinois 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.

Illinois boasts 303 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,661 years of accident-free driving. Benito Rosa of Chicago and Ralph Lendi of Tinley Park are the state's senior safe drivers, with 42 years each of accident-free driving under their belts, tying them for fourth best safe driving record among UPS's 102,000 drivers. There are 4,170 total UPS drivers in Illinois.


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 Joe Picone, president, UPS Illinois 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 Illinois drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Darryl Appelhans

Marengo

Palatine

Stephen Arnold

Woodridge

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Don Ayres

Oswego

Joliet

William Baity

Mokena

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Randall Baker

Neoga

Indianapolis 81St

Kevin Bayerle

Arlington Hts

Addison "A" Building

Kyle Bean

Mt. Zion

Decatur Center

Kevin Beets

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Robert Brogan

Elgin

Palatine

Tony Brooks

Newton

Olney

Daryl Burch

Bourbonnais

Kankakee

Verlyn Burnett Jr

Decatur

Decatur Hub

Aniceto Castillo

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

Thomas Cooley

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

Efrain Cruz

Orland Park

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Kraig Daill

Downers Grove

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Angeline Erskine

Roselle

Addison A Building

Michael Fallon

Round Lake Heights

Addison A Building

Brian Feldman

Round Lake Bch

Palatine

Christopher Foran

Seymour

Urbana

Dennis Garcia

Maryville

Alton

Thomas Grata

Monee

Jefferson Hub

Elvis Griffin

Calumet City

Jefferson Hub

Cliff Gustafson

Rockford

Rockford Air Hub

James Hamilton

Maywood

Palatine

Michael Hart

Decatur

Decatur Hub

Michael Huntenburg

Rolling Meadow

Palatine

Alan Johnson

Centralia

Centralia

Scott Kennedy

Hoffman Estates

Palatine

Mark Klisnick

West Chicago

Franklin Park Hub

Henry Krencis

Spring Grove

Palatine

Norman Lapin

Homer Glen

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Troy Leiby

East Peoria

Peoria

Edwin Lindberg

Elk Grove Vlg

Franklin Park Hub

Steven Martinez

Lockport

Jefferson Hub

Theodore Mc Kee Jr

Naperville

Addison "A" Building

David Mede

Lindenhurst

Addison "A" Building

Jeffrey Novak

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

John O'Connor

Chicago

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

John Pakosz

Frankfort

Bedford Park

Kathryn Pavnick

Bloomingdale

Franklin Park Hub

Glenn Plocharski

Chicago

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Jose Raymundo

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

Michael Reynolds

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

Timothy Rieck

Decatur

Mattoon

Jeffrey Salach

Stickney

Harvey/Chicago Heights

Brian Sharp

Decatur

Decatur Hub

Kevin Sharp

Plainfield

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Danny Smith

Coal Valley

Davenport

Michael Snedden

Frankfort

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Ronald Stark

Frankfort

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Harold Stewart

Flossmoor

Jefferson Hub

Don Stine

Poplar Grove

Rockford Air Hub

Thomas Szyszka

Palatine

Addison "A" Building

John Truska

Glenview

Northbrook

Paul Vainer

Worth

Bedford Park

David Wahlgren

Elmhurst

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Tom Walsh

Lombard

Addison "A" Building

Dewitt Washington Jr

Chicago

Jefferson Hub

Harry Wiley

Paw Paw

Dekalb

Chet Wrobel

Frankfort

Chicago Area Consolidation Hub



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