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

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 and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

** 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

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

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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