UPS Honors Michigan Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Michigan Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 53 elite drivers from Michigan 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.

Michigan boasts 217 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 6,163 years of accident-free driving. Thomas Camp of Livonia is the state's senior safe driver, with 50 years of accident-free driving under his belt, ranking him the safest driver among UPS's 102,000 drivers. There are 2,505 total UPS drivers in Michigan.


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 Dwayne Meeks, president, UPS Great Lakes District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Camp with Thomas Santocke of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., 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 Michigan drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Donald Anderson

Plainwell

Kalamazoo

Thomas Bacon

Lansing

Lansing

Thomas Bartholomew

Caledonia

Grand Rapids Hub

Jeff Baumunk

Big Rapids

Big Rapids Center

Jamie Bernacik

Canton

Madison Hts

Nancy Botz

Flint

Flint

Lee Brown

Jackson

Jackson

Floyd Champagne

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Hub

Mark Darling

Hudsonville

Grand Rapids Hub

David Debone

Brownstown

Taylor

Donald Dobrovich

New Boston

Taylor

Rickie Dodson

Commerce Twp

Wixom

David Dunning

Saginaw

Saginaw

Charles Ferrell

New Haven

Woodbridge

Kelly Fisher

Indian River

Petoskey

Michael Forkin

St Clair Shore

Woodbridge

Adam Gentry

Metamora

Pontiac

Jeffery Gepford

Rosebush

Mount Pleasant

Paul Gipprich

Macomb

Woodbridge

Robert Graf

Livonia

Madison Hts

Donald Jeffers

Petersburg

Toledo

Michael Kahayian

Highland

Madison Hts

Michael Kosakowski

Howell

Wixom

Wayne Koss

Posen

Alpena

Thaddeus Kush

Sterling Heights

Woodbridge

Michael Lawrence

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Hub

Craig Leighton

Jackson

Jackson

Eric Lewis

Chesterfield Twp

Madison Hts

Frank Loechli

Belleville

Ypsilanti

Michael Maraldo

Livonia

Livonia Hub

Ted Mattson

Tustin

Cadillac

Ronald Misiak

Chesterfield Township

Madison Hts

George Motts

Milan

Ypsilanti

Terry Nordquist

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo

Thomas O'Brien

Livonia

Livonia Hub

Steven Orler

Eaton Rapids

Lansing

Reynaldo Pena Jr

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Hub

Tom Petroff

Marquette

Marquette

Brian Premoe

Lansing

Lansing

John Edward Rayburn

Livonia

Livonia Hub

Mitchell Rider

Williamsburg

Grand Rapids Hub

William Riemer

Berrien Springs

St. Joseph Center

David Ritchie

Sterling Hts

Madison Hts

Jeffery Rogers

Battle Creek

Battle Creek Center

Gary Rolka

Rochester Hills

Livonia Hub

Douglas Rop

Middleville

Grand Rapids Hub

David Schewe

Stevensville

St. Joseph Center

Jean Seid

Marquette

Marquette

Joel Smith

Stanwood

Big Rapids Center

Tim Timmer

Hudsonville

Grand Rapids Hub

Thomas Tomasik

Wyandotte

Cicotte

Christopher Tomlinson

Eaton Rapids

Lansing

Gary Vinnay

Milan

Livonia Hub



UPS
Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123
dmcmackin@ups.com

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