UPS Honors Indiana Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Indiana Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 38 elite drivers from Indiana 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.

Indiana boasts 170 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 4,826 years of accident-free driving. Charles Roach of Frankton is the state's senior safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt, tying him for third best safe driving record among UPS's 102,000 drivers. There are 1,903 total UPS drivers in Indiana.


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 Zachary Scott, president, UPS Ohio Valley 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 Indiana drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

David Akers

Columbus

Columbus

William Anderson

Avilla

Waterloo

Danny Babcock

Nashville

Bloomington

Bill Beard II

Ft Wayne

Fort Wayne

William Brauns

Plainfield

Indianapolis 81St

Steven Bridges

Coatesville

Indianapolis 81St

Timothy Campbell

Noblesville

Castleton

Terry Carter

Pittsboro

Indianapolis 81St

Anthony Cloud

New Albany

Ashbottom Hub

Jeffery Clymer

Anderson

Anderson

James Cook

Indpls

16Th Street

Mark Cummins

Indianapolis

Indianapolis 81St

Gino Desimone

Granger

Elkhart

Jared Fansler

Ft Wayne

Fort Wayne

Mark Fortney

Ft Wayne

Fort Wayne

Donald Hill

Griffith

Jefferson Hub

Michael Horner

Avon

Indianapolis 81St

Dana Hyland

Lowell

Jefferson Hub

Victoria Kruse

Ft Wayne

Fort Wayne

Gary Kunkel

Indpls

Indianapolis 81St

Mark Mc Ardle

Schererville

Jefferson Hub

Paul Meyer

Fort Wayne

Indianapolis 81St

Michael Niemeier

Evansville

Evansville

David Ostaszewski

Crown Point

Hammond/East Lake

Michael Ostrowski

St John

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Benjamin Pace

Whiteland

16Th Street

Marcus Phelps

Indianapolis

Indianapolis 81St

Douglas Randolph

Lafayette

Lafayette

Stephen Rohl

Paoli

Bloomington

Angel Sanchez

Schererville

Chicago Area Consolidated Hub

Ralph Sanders

Union Mills

Indianapolis 81St

Charles Sellers

Bourbon

Bourbon

Glen Tow

Martinsville

Indianapolis 81St

Arvydas Vaitkus

Munster

Harvey/Chicago Heights

Jay Walston

Dillsboro

Versailles

Gerald Westgerdes

Indianapolis

Indianapolis 81St

James White

Kokomo

Kokomo

Shelly Worrell

Brownsburg

Indianapolis 81St



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