UPS Honors Missouri Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Missouri Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 31 elite drivers from Missouri 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.

Missouri boasts 215 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 6,270 years of accident-free driving. William Glenn of St. Louis and Harold Pertain Jr. of Liberty are the state's senior safe drivers, with 40 years each of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 1,514 total UPS drivers in Missouri.


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 Judith Henry, president, UPS Central Plains 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 Missouri drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Robert Allison

Kansas City

Kansas City

Elijah Blackwell

Bridgeton

Earth City

David Bockius

Affton

St. Louis

Charles Cartella

Kearney

Kansas City

Gordon Cates

St. Charles

Earth City

Gilbert Clark

Florissant

St. Louis

Robin Collins

Willow Springs

Willow Springs

Randy Fortner

Joplin

Joplin

Steven Garner

Hayti

Hayti

Blaine Goddard

Kansas City

Kansas City

Robert Hardin

Saint Peters

Earth City

Mark Harvath

Manchester

Earth City

David Hays

Grain Valley

Lenexa

Randall Leclere

Parkville

Lenexa

John Lehmen

Freeburg

Jefferson City

Winfried Letendre

Festus

Crystal City

Darren Lindsey

Joplin

Springfield (Metro Bldg.)

Steven Lombardo

Grain Valley

Kansas City

Cornelius Love Jr

St Louis

Earth City

Bryan Macy

Joplin

Joplin

Brian Melia

Springfield

Springfield (Ext.)

Donald Meyer

Bowling Green

Palmyra

Timothy Ramirez

Kansas City

Kansas City

Brian Reese

Kansas City

Kansas City

Randall Rehkop

Arnold

Earth City

Eric Schnitzler

Wentzville

Earth City

Deron Shocklee

Troy

Earth City

John Sokolich

St Louis

St. Louis

Jeffry Stone

Otterville

Sedalia

Glen Wadley Jr

Saint Peters

Earth City

Edward Warczakoski

Kansas City

Lenexa



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